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Doctor Awarded NIH Grant to Study Urinary Tract Infection and Renal Scarring

Saul P. Greenfield, MD, Director of Pediatric Urology and Clinical Professor of Urology, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, has been awarded $287,716 by the NIH/NIDDK for the study of urinary tract infection and renal scarring in children.

The CUTIE project (Careful Urinary Tract Infection Evaluation) will assess the risk of the development of renal scarring in children who have urinary tract infections and do not have vesicoureteral reflux or any other underlying urologic abnormalities.

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TeamSave Arrives in WNY With Web Discounts for Consumers

A new collective buying website that allows consumers to receive substantial discounts on goods, services and events from hundreds of Buffalo-area businesses has entered the Western New York marketplace.

$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.

WS East Elementary Promotes Peace on Pavement

Colorful drawings covered the sidewalks at West Seneca East Elementary on Wednesday, Sept. 21 for the school’s first “Chalk for Peace” event.

Students at the school decorated the pavement with chalk illustrations in celebration of World Peace Day. This annual holiday dedicated to peace has been observed since 1981.

The many drawings ranged from peace symbols, doves, hearts, handprints, planet Earth, renderings of children and written messages encouraging compassion and hope – all making a statement for peace.

The art work followed a viewing of the video “Peace One Day,” which depicts the story behind the founding of Peace Day.

Though this was the first year East Elementary took part in an official celebration of the day, staff and students are already talking about plans for Sept. 21, 2011, including possibly donating snack money to raise funds for a charitable cause.

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Kennedy Praises Statewide, National Efforts to End Distracted Driving

KENNEDY PRAISES STATEWIDE, NATIONAL EFFORTS

TO END DISTRACTED DRIVING

Discussion in Washington, D.C. today focuses on accomplishments and challenges; State Police launch new phase of ‘Operation Hang Up’ 

 

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Distracted drivers kill thousands of people every year. At any given moment, across this country, more than 800,000 people are using a hand-held cell phone while behind the wheel, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

To save lives, a determined effort to end distracted driving is needed. This week, national and statewide attention has been focused on making our roadways safer. The U.S. Department of Transportation and the New York State Police have launched programs to encourage drivers to put away their cell phones when they’re behind the wheel.

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. 

Congressman Higgins to Host Military Academy Night

Students, Parents, School Administrators & Guidance Counselors Invited to Informational Meeting 

 

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) will host Academy Night 2010, an opportunity for high school students, their families, school administrators and counselors to find out more about Military Academy institutions, programs and the application process. 

“We invite those interested to come to Academy Night, hear about the schools first hand from Academy representatives and learn how to apply,” said Congressman Higgins.