Dr. David Kurss, a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, is joining InvisionHealth. Kurss received his MD in 1982 from the University at Buffalo Medical School and completed his residency at UB. Kurss founded the Women’s Wellness Center of Western New York, the area’s first physician-associated wellness center. He is a clinical assistant professor at the UB Medical School and past president of the Buffalo OB/Gyn Society.


Frederick Pepperday has joined New England Financial of Upstate New York as a financial representative. Pepperday, a 20-year veteran of the insurance and financial services industry, was with Mass Mutual. He is a graduate of Niagara University and a member of the Million Dollar Round Table.

Company Connections

Sam Todaro, of Todaro Consulting, has renewed his labor consulting services contract with Independent Health for 2014. Todaro has been affiliated with Independent Health for 11 years. He was a member of the executive board of the Buffalo AFL-CIO, regional director of the Employees Assistance Professional Association of Arlington, Va., Sheehan Memorial Hospital and the Health System Agency of Western New York. He presently serves on the board of directors for BryLin Behavioral Health System.


Title: Biofuel

No.: 8,591,606

Inventor: Wagner, Louis (Buffalo)

Date issued: Nov., 26, 2013


Title: Compositions for extending ion source life and improving ion source performance during carbon implantation

No.: 8,603,363

Inventors: Sinha, Ashwini K. (East Amherst); Brown, Lloyd A. (East Amherst); Campeau, Serge (Lancaster)

Assignee: Praxair Technology (Danbury, Conn.)

Date issued: Dec. 10, 2013


Title: Compositions and methods for treating cellulose based materials with micronized additives

No.: 8,603,576

Inventors: Leach, Robert M. (Grand Island); Zhang, Jun (Getzville)

Assignee: Osmose Inc. (Buffalo)

Date issued: Dec. 10, 2013