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Steven J. Fliesler, Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor of Ophthalmology in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, was honored by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology as a 2014 ARVO Gold Fellow. A UB faculty member since 2008, Fliesler is an internationally recognized scientist and current president of the International Society for Eye Research.

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Burden, Gulisano & Hickey member Jonathan S. Hickey was recently a speaker at the annual meeting of the Themis Advocates Group in Miami, co-presenting on “Conflicts of Interest – Ethics,” which addressed conflicts of interest that arise when counsel are engaged in litigation.

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The Ride for Roswell named the following co-chairmen for the Ride for Roswell 2014: Mitch Flynn, Terry Bourgeois, Christine Eberle, John Hannon, Christopher McNamara, Lettia Milito, Jonathan Olson, James Reger, Sally Russell and William Wallace. The ride weekend begins with the opening ceremony June 27, with the ride taking place the following day at the University at Buffalo’s North Campus in Amherst.

Company Connections

Harbour House Hotel and Shaw Club Hotel & Spa, both located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., won TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Top 25 Hotels for Romance in Canada. Also, for the third year in a row, Harbour House won for Top 25 Hotels in Canada. In addition, the Charles Inn Restaurant, an 1832 Georgian Style Manor House, won TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for Top 10 Fine Dining Restaurants in Canada. Harbour House Hotel, Shaw Club Hotel & Spa and the Charles Inn are part of Niagara’s Finest Inns, a collection of small luxury hotels located in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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Meals on Wheels for Western New York retained Manzella Marketing Group to manage its advertising and marketing efforts in 2014. Manzella Marketing, in collaboration with the Meals on Wheels director of strategic communications, redesigned the Meals on Wheels website and relaunched it in December.

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Hillside Family of Agencies, a youth and family not-for-profit human services organization, achieved national reaccreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation.

Patents

Title: Dynamic radius

No.: 8,627,410

Inventors: Allison, Jared M. (Amherst); Hughes, Jeffrey W. (Green Mountain Falls, Colo.); Bates, Andrew L. (Peyton, Colo.)

Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing (Basking Ridge, N.J.)

Date issued: Jan. 7, 2014

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Title: Insulating material for automotive exhaust line tubing and manifolds

No.: 8,627,853

Inventors: Fernando, Joseph A. (Amherst); Miller, Kenneth B. (Lockport); Garvey, Chad E. (Lewiston)

Assignee: Unifrax I LLC (Tonawanda)

Date issued: Jan. 14, 2014