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Interviews reveal engineers to be ‘people persons’

2012 ENGINEER OF THE YEAR Sergio Esteban, LaBella Associates P.C. In business, Sergio Esteban believes in the three R’s: relationships, resources and results.   Esteban is CEO and chairman of LaBella Associates P.C. He joined the firm in 1981 and ...

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Golisano’s $10M gift made GIS possible

When Nabil Nasr looks over the accomplishments of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, he has one overriding thought: None of it would be possible without Thomas Golisano. It was a $10 million gift from Golisano in late 2007 that kick-started ...

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Programs pull together a range of disciplines

Leonardo da Vinci, the archetypal Renaissance man, believed ideas pertinent to one realm do not exist in isolation but inform and relate to other ideas in other realms.   His credo could be the watchword for Rochester Institute of Technology ...

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P2I helps N.Y. firms become more sustainable

When Anahita Williamson talks about improving the environment, reducing waste and cleaning up the manufacturing sector, she exudes passion and excitement.   At 35, Williamson already has experience in sustainability and pollution prevention: a graduate degree from Clarkson University in ...

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Leader sees growth ahead for RIT’s institute

The Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology is poised to grow.   Six years after its founding, the institute is set to move into its own building for the first time. The 84,000-square-foot Sustainability Institute Hall will ...

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GIS key to advancing manufacturing in N.Y.

Owen Foster knows the importance of sustainable practices in manufacturing. He believes it is one of the biggest industry topics today.   Foster, vice president of marketing and sustainability at Rochester Midland Corp., said sustainability compares with the environmental focus ...

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GIS expected to deliver big impact for region

The Golisano Institute for Sustainability will have a global reach and a dramatic economic impact in the Rochester region, business leaders say. Sandra Parker, president and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance Inc., described it in one word: huge.   ...

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PHYSICIAN HONOREE: Roger Oskvig M.D.

It all started many years ago on a farm in Williams, Iowa. Young Roger Oskvig and his girlfriend, Melissa, would return from their dates to her family’s kitchen. There, Oskvig and Melissa’s mother-a nurse-would spend hours talking about medicine.   ...

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INNOVATION Honorees: Nancy Adams, Richard Yarmel, Amy Warner

Many determined individuals have thrown in the towel on things far less complex than what Nancy Adams, Amy Warner and Richard Yarmel undertook.   The goal was to make the health care records of minors, ages 12 to 18, accessible ...

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SENIOR CARE HONOREE: Supriya Mohile M.D.

Statistics on cancer in older adults in the United States are alarming: 77 percent of all cancers are diagnosed in individuals over the age of 50, according to the American Cancer Society.   In addition, 70 percent of all cancer-related ...

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MANAGEMENT HONOREE: Raymond Mayewski M.D.

Much has changed at the University of Rochester Medical Center in the last 20 years. The institution has seen seven different deans, four vice presidents and three hospital CEOs.   One constant has been Raymond Mayewski M.D. Joining URMC in ...

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NURSE HONOREE: Mary Mahler

Serving others on the job is crucial for Mary Mahler, administrative clinical leader of emergency services at Rochester General Health System.   "Patients are my primary focus, and as nurses we have the greatest gift of being able to help ...

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SPECIAL NEEDS HONOREE: Stuart Loeb M.D.

Stuart Loeb M.D. has always loved working with children.   Straight out of college, after earning a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Reed College, he headed to a rural village in Tunisia. There, as a volunteer with the Peace Corps, ...

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NURSE HONOREE: Colleen Klix

Colleen Klix believes there is a misconception about geriatric nursing.   "The biggest misconception of working in geriatrics is thinking that it is always depressing, sad and uninteresting work," Klix says. "I have learned from my elders that heartiness, hope ...

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PHYSICIAN HONOREE: Ronald Kirshner M.D.

During his off hours, Ronald Kirshner M.D. likes to drive fast-really fast. He can get up to 140 mph in his Porsche.   This is on a racetrack, of course, such as Watkins Glen International.   Kirshner is not interested ...

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