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$445,000 Federal Grant Awarded for Regional Project to Support & Develop New High Tech Businesses

Public, Private Venture, Modeled After Successful Ohio Program, to Focus on New Economy Business Job Growth

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27), Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) and Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26) announced $445,000 for a new joint initiative covering nineteen counties in Western and Central New York to support new economy business development and job growth across the region. The funding awarded to the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA) and JumpStart Inc. through the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) will provide the resources for the New York counties to create a Regional Entrepreneurship Action Plan (REAP) modeled after a successful program creating jobs and boosting economic growth in Northeast Ohio.

Congressman Higgins & Legislator Kennedy Announce Additional HEAP Funding

Feds Release $12 Million to Help NY Seniors, Residents Afford Heating Bills

 

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) and Erie County Legislator Tim Kennedy announced New York will receive $12,793,718 in emergency energy assistance funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) funding to NYS is formula based and will be distributed to eligible county applicants on a first come first serve basis. 

This funding is directed to low-income families and seniors to help them heat their homes.  During the 2009-2010 HEAP season, the program provided 203,237 benefits totaling $51.9 million in assistance to residents in Erie County. 

“With the end of summer here and the colder months approaching, this is timely good news for local seniors living on a tight, fixed income,” Congressman Higgins said. 

Dr. Susan Baker Appointed to Editorial Boards of Pediatrics & Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Susan Baker, MD, PhD, Co-Chief, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center, Women & Children’s Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics, University at Buffalo, has been appointed to the editorial board of both Pediatrics and the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition starting January 2011. Dr. Baker’s term on each board is for 2 years.

Congratulations to Dr. Baker for earning these prominent appointments. This is a wonderful tribute to Dr. Baker that positively promotes the reputation of Women & Children’s Hospital with the University at Buffalo as a leading clinical and research center.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists 9/25/10 Attractions

Coming to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market on Saturday, September 25: Wine-tasting courtesy of Arrowhead Spring Vineyards, and a visit from our friends at the Massachusetts Avenue Project, a group dedicated to building the local community through food, urban farming and entrepreneurship.

And, don’t forget to pick up some fresh and delicious apple cider, and maybe even some tasty apple cider bread!

Kaleida Health Invites Women to the Entertaining and Informational Spirit Girls’ Night Out

Women can discover secrets to better breast health, vascular health and better rest at this year’s entertaining and informational Spirit Girls’ Night Out SM  hosted by Kaleida Health in partnership with Reader’s Digest, ResMed and the Vascular Disease Foundation on Thursday, October 7 from 6-9pm in the courtyard at the Millennium Hotel at 2040 Walden Avenue, Buffalo 14225. 

Health education, health screenings, and fun activities including a fashion show, great food, and giveaways will be woven throughout the evening to emphasize the importance of awareness of all of the health issues affecting women today. This event is specifically designed to offer women valuable information about:

 

Women & Children’s Hospital Hosts Skateboard Safety Day at Xtreme Wheels Skate Park

A Skateboard Safety day hosted by The Regional Level I Pediatric Trauma Center for Western New York at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, in partnership with Kiwanis, will take place at Xtreme Wheels Skate Park on September 18 at 11 am.

To help avert future head injuries while skateboarding, head injury prevention education and demonstration activities will be presented by Dawn Melancon, R.N., Trauma Coordinator at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Kathleen Duke and Child Life Specialist Sue Mirabella. Head injury prevention programs will occur at the skate park from 11 am until 12:30 pm. Activities will include:

  • Education station, head injury prevention (jello brain, ‘egg drop’ demo)
  • Education promoting helmet use

Children participating will receive a skateboarding helmet and gear: including knee pads, wrist guards and also elbow guards on a first come first serve basis.

Dr. Michael Caty Appointed to Executive Committee of Surgical Section for Academy of Pediatrics

Michael G. Caty, M.D., M.M.M., Surgeon-in-Chief, Director of Pediatric Surgical Services, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, and Professor of Surgery & Pediatrics, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, was recently elected to the Executive Committee of the Surgical Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

After a six year term on the committee, Dr. Caty will become Chairman of the Surgical Section.

Dr. Caty is Board Certified in Pediatric and General Surgery. His clinical interests include neonatal surgery, thoracic surgery, intestinal motility disorders, pediatric surgical oncology, pediatric laparoscopy and thoracoscopy. His research interests are concentrated on the pathophysiology of intestinal ischemia, reperfusion and surgical innovation.