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UB Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach Names Advisory Board

Release Date: June 25, 2002

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR) has named 14 local community and business leaders to its new regional advisory board. The board members were announced today by Robert J. Genco, D.D.S., Ph.D., UB vice provost and SUNY Distinguished Professor who is director of STOR.

The members are: James Allen, executive director, Amherst Industrial Development Agency; Dianne Bennett, co-chair, Hodgson Russ LLP; Joanne Biltekoff, consultant, Clientlogic; Keith Blakely, president, The InVentures Group; Randall Clark, chairman, Dunn Tire Corp.; Angelo Fatta, Ph.D., president, BuffLink, Inc., and Thaddeus Grasela, Pharm.D., Ph.D., president and CEO, Cognigen Corp.

Also, L. Nelson Hopkins, III, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Jeremy Jacobs, Jr., executive vice president, Delaware North Companies, Inc.; Thomas Kucharski, president and CEO, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise; Jordan Levy, managing partner, Seed Capital Partners; Michael McQueeney, managing partner, Summer Street Capital Partners LLC; Mary Powell, president, Casilio Companies, and Edward Voboril, president and CEO, Wilson Greatbatch Technologies, Inc.

STOR is the UB primary technology transfer and commercialization office, supporting product and business development from the laboratory to the marketplace through its Intellectual Property, Research and Venture Funding, and Commercialization divisions.

The Intellectual Property Division, headed by Keith O. Ellis, Ph.D., specializes in licensing UB-developed technologies to the private sector. The Research Funding Division includes the UB Center for Advanced Technology, directed by William M. Mihalko, M.D., and the UB Technology Transfer Fund. This division provides funds for technology development. The Commercialization Division includes the UB Technology Incubator and consulting for small business development by The InVentures Group, which is headed by Keith Blakely.

For more information about STOR, go to http://www.stor.buffalo.edu or call 636-2568 ext. 22.

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