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Annette and Colin McMahon Chair the 2010 Festival of Trees

Annette and Colin McMahon, MD, chairpersons of the Festival of Trees, are preparing for the open of the 33rd holiday season event benefiting Women & Children’s Hospital which starts November 19 and runs until December 3 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo 14202. It will be open 24 hours each of these days for people to come and experience the Glittering Wonderland of elegance and charm.

Sponsored by CGF Anesthesiology, Mark IV Industries Foundation and TOPS Friendly Markets, the Festival of Trees is Western New York’s premier holiday event, featuring decorated trees, wreaths, swags and mantle pieces on display and a Boutique filled with holiday home décor and gifts. It also serves as a significant fundraising event for Women & Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Lewis First from University of Vermont Presents Annual Richard T. Sarkin Grand Rounds Lecture

Lewis First, MD, Chairman of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Chief of Pediatrics at Vermont Children's Hospital, and Editor -in-Chief of Pediatrics, is the guest speaker for the annual Grand Rounds Lecture sponsored by the Richard T. Sarkin, M.D., Foundation for Medical Education.

Dr. First presented, "Thoughts on Humanistic Pediatric Leadership: some first impressions after 16 fun-filled years as a Pediatric Department Chair".

Local Descendants Tell Story of Connection to Katyn Massacre

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A crowd of over 100 people viewed the Oscar-nominated film "Katyn" at the Central Library in downtown Buffalo this Sunday.

The screening of the film coincided with the closing of the traveling exhibit entitled "Katyn. Massacre. Politics. Morality" on view at the library through Monday morning, Oct. 18. 

The exhibit contains a panel of U.S. born victims of the massacre, in which over 20,000 Polish officers and other leaders were murdered by the Soviets in 1940. Two of the massacre victims were Buffalo natives, Reserve Lt. Henryk Franciszek Adamski and Sgt. Major Wincenty Blaszak. A copy of Adamski's baptismal certificate next to his photo lists him as living at 919 Clinton St. in Buffalo and having been baptized at St. Peter and Paul Church.

Meet Western New York's Newest Catholic Priests

St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo was filled to capacity on Oct. 9 for the ordinations of Father David Richards and Father Thomas Roman.

Bishop Edward U. Kmiec, bishop of Buffalo, presided at the Mass.  Dozens of priests were also present.  The bishop quoted from Pope Benedict XVI's "The Hands of a Priest." 

Dr. Jerrold Lerman Reviews and Provides Commentary for Article Published in The Lancet

Jerrold Lerman, MD, FRCPC, Attending Anesthesiologist at Women & Children’s Hospital, was a reviewer and requested to provide a commentary for an article recently published in The Lancet, entitled, “Risk Assessment Questionnaire Identifies Likelihood of Anesthetic Complications in Children Prior to Surgery.”

The Lancet is the world's leading general medical journal and specialty journals in Oncology, Neurology and Infectious Diseases.

As one of four reviewers for this article, Dr. Lerman was then requested to provide an objective comment on the clinical relevance of this study and implications for children under anesthesia.

Pediatric Surgery Recruits Two Physicians

The Division of Pediatric Surgery at Women & Children’s Hospital and the University at Buffalo are pleased to announce the appointments of Kathryn D. Bass, MD, FACS, FAAP, and Doruk E. Ozgediz, MD, MSc.

Recruitment Event for Software Quality Assurance Professionals

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- If you have software testing experience, don’t miss out on the chance to meet with the hiring managers from our Quality Assurance team. We are currently hiring for multiple positions:

- Manager, Quality Assurance and Test

- Software Quality Assurance Testers

- Software Quality Assurance Leads

- Senior Test Automation Engineers

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is located at 257 West Genesee St. in Buffalo. Free parking is available in our visitor’s lot. The recruitment event is Thursday, October 14, 3–7 p.m. We offer alternative work solutions, comprehensive benefits, competitive compensation, a state-of-the-art health and fitness center and more.

For information on these and other career opportunities, visit our website.