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Hires/Promotions/Honors

Karen Peissinger of Watts Architecture & Engineering has been designated a registered professional industrial hygienist by the Association of Professional Industrial Hygienists.

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Jessica Boudreau of Greenman-Pedersen has successfully fulfilled the state requirements for licensing as a professional engineer. Boudreau holds a bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo.

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Dr. Kenneth A. Kellick, clinical pharmacy coordinator at the Department of Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare System, was elected to the National Lipid Association’s board of directors. Kellick is a preceptor and clinical instructor of pharmacy and medicine at the University at Buffalo. He has been managing and practicing in the VA Lipid Clinic for the past 25 years.

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Hilbert College introduced a new graduate degree track focusing on health administration. The Master of Public Administration: Health Administration degree at Hilbert is now enrolling for August.

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Tim Hortons is celebrating a grand re-opening for three newly renovated stores in Jamestown during the week of June 24. Franchise owners Victor, Brenda and Blake Tarana renovated the stores on South Main Street, East Fairmount Avenue and East Second Street.

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A.V. Perfection Ltd., Depew, was awarded a $40,325 federal contract for Bosch camera systems from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Tampa Medical Center, Tampa, Fla.

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Tecmotiv USA, Niagara Falls, was awarded a $35,077 federal contract for oil seal pump rings from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio.

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Vaillancourt Alane, Clarence, was awarded a $31,600 federal contract for the construction of structures and facilities from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore.

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The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation awarded a $76,000 grant to Read to Succeed Buffalo’s Early Childhood Literacy Programs.

Patents

Title: Switched diverter circuits for minimizing heating of an implanted lead and/or providing EMI protection in a high power electromagnetic field environment

No.: 8,457,760

Inventors: Johnson, Robert Shawn (North Tonawanda); Dabney, Warren S. (Orchard Park); Stevenson, Robert A. (Canyon Country, Calif.); Williams, Christopher Michael (Lancaster); Moschiano, Holly Noelle (Lancaster); Brainard, Scott (Columbia Heights, Minn.); Kaiser, Daniel Robert (Plymouth, Minn.); Halperin, Henry R. (Pikesville, Md.); Lardo, Albert C. (Baltimore, Md.); Kelley, Scott W. (Woodland Hills, Calif.)

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: June 4, 2013

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Title: Control system and method using an ultrasonic area array

No.: 8,457,924

Inventors: Schneider, John K. (Snyder); Kitchens, Jack C. (Tonawanda)

Assignee: Ultra-Scan Corp. (Amherst)

Date issued: June 4, 2013