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Dr. Peter Gambacorta Appointed Medical Director, Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine

Peter L. Gambacorta, D.O., has been appointed Medical Director, Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.

A native of Western New York, Dr. Gambacorta graduated cum laude from SUNY at Buffalo, during which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He subsequently earned his Master of Science degree at Roswell Park Cancer Institute from SUNY at Buffalo. Dr. Gambacorta earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and his internship and orthopedic surgery residency training at South Pointe Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Healthcare System.

Niagara Falls Professional Earns Accreditation in Public Relations

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- Jennifer Starkey, communications manager with the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation (NTCC), has successfully completed the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations

The Accreditation program aims to improve the practice of public relations by assessing competence in 60 areas of knowledge, skills and abilities associated with the profession including theory and application, communication law, and advanced skills in research, strategic planning, implementation and evaluation.

Starkey completed a rigorous process including an oral presentation of her portfolio to a Readiness Review panel and a computer-based examination. 

Niagara Falls' Mayor Visits St. Dominic's Students

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- Niagara Falls' Mayor Paul Dyster spoke at Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls, St. Dominic Savio Middle School Campus on October 28, 2010. 

Seventh grade Social Studies students studied the history of Niagara Falls and did projects on Niagara Falls Revitalization. They took field trips to look at different areas of the city. Students worked in groups and learned about development and planning. 

Mayor Dyster looked at each of the students' projects and commented on their plans. He discussed the history of the city and upcoming plans and took questions from the students.  Mayor Dyster told students that the main task of society is to provide for the future of our young people. He complimented the students on their projects and said he could see that our city's future is in good hands!

Local Powerlifter is Training Other Athletes to Win

In his early teens, Steve Helmicki considered himself a bit of an undersized football player, which led him to begin training in his parents’ attic with a DP vinyl and sand weight set and a Bill Grant fitness manual. While countless other young athletes might have a similar story to tell, very few — if any — have ever taken it quite as far as Helmicki.

Dr. Robert Baker Co-Authors AAP Guidelines on Iron Deficiency in Children

Robert Baker, MD, PhD, FAAP, Medical Director, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Center, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, co-authored an AAP report entitled, "Diagnosis and Prevention of Iron Deficiency and Iron-Deficiency Anemia in Infants and Young Children (0 –3 Years of Age).

This clinical report released at the recent National Conference & Exhibition of the AAP in San Francisco and sets AAP guidelines to increase iron intake in infants and children, and to improve screening methods.

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".