Scholarship offered for nursing students

Applications for the Ruth and William O. Sass Scholarship to encourage excellence in the field of nursing are being accepted through next Saturday.

Named in honor of Dr. William O. Sass and his wife, the scholarship is awarded annually to one or more qualified applicants pursuing a course of study for a bachelor's degree in nursing. It is funded from interest income assigned to an endowment fund in their name at the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation.

Scholarship recipients must be a graduate of Niagara Falls, Niagara Catholic, Lewiston-Porter or the former LaSalle high schools.

Criteria for consideration include academic achievement, community involvement and commitment, nursing career goals, personal and professional references and the availability of other resources.

Upon graduation, awardees are expected to apply for appropriate employment vacancies at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and to accept a position if offered.

Applications should be submitted to the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation. To obtain an application, call 278-4604.

Malik joins Brain/Spine Center

Dr. Chetan Malik, who specializes in interventional pain medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation, has joined the Brain and Spine Center in Williamsville.

Malik will be treating patients with conditions including acute pain; cervical, thoracic and lumbar radiculopathy; facet joint and SI joint dysfunction; musculoskeletal sports injuries; and work-related injuries. He completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, where he served as chief resident. Most recently, he served as an assistant professor in the division of spine and sports at the University of Pittsburgh.

Fundraiser features cruise and clambake

The 14th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake will sail July 12 out of the Youngstown Yacht Club.

Members of the club, along with other boat owners, will donate their boats and their time to take cruise participants for an afternoon sail up the Niagara River. Participants will enjoy snacks and drinks along with live music by the Junkyard Dogs, who will play as the yachts sail by. After the sail, a clambake and buffet will be held, with music by Soul Committee.

Proceeds benefit Niagara Hospice. For more details and to register, visit