Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help: About the Cover Model

By Tess Moran Mindi Lobuzzetta had an unconventional childhood during the first decade of her life, at times living with her mom on the west coast and her dad in Jamestown, New York. By the time she was 12, the fiercely independent Mindi told her parents she

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Transforming Medicine Through Innovation

By Annette Pinder Adnan Siddiqui is a neurosurgeon, UB Medical School Professor, Director of UB’s Canon Stroke and Vascular Research Center (CSVRC), Vice-Chairman of UB Neurosurgery (UBNS), Director of Neurosurgical Stroke Service at Kaleida Health’s Gates Vascular Institute (GVI), and CEO and Chief Medical Officer of the

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Movement of Joy: About the Cover Model

By Annette Pinder Naila Ansari is an Assistant Professor of theatre, dance, and Africana studies at Buffalo State College, Founder of Movement of Joy, and Director of Buffalo’s Ujima Theatre Company. “As a child, I had a passion for dance, and realized that it made people happy.

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Family, Food, Friends, and Fitness Keep Me Balanced

Cover Model Asha Beh Says: “To Find Success, Connect with Your Passion” by Annette Pinder Asha Beh is a Multimedia Managing Editor & Producer, Alumni Outreach Specialist, and Digital Strategist for the U.S. State Department in Washington, DC. I first met Asha when she interned for me

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When You Meet One Person with Autism You’ve Met One Person with Autism

By Annette Pinder When Lauren Savino discovered how much she enjoyed working with young children while volunteering at a school, she decided to triple-majored in Spanish, Special Education, and Elementary Education. Now she teaches fourth and fifth graders — her favorite age group — at Bennett Park

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Innovative Placements: Helping Others Succeed

Innovative Placements: Helping Others Succeed About Our Cover Model By Tess Moran Andrea Todaro grew up in Cheektowaga, but her heritage is much more exotic. While travelling in Spain as a young graduate her mother met a dashing Spaniard who swept her off her feet and followed

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Seeing the World with a Healthy Dose of Curiosity and Seek Guidance from a Trusted Health Provider

Seeing the World with a Healthy Dose of Curiosity and Seek Guidance from a Trusted Health Provider by Annette Pinder Shannon Bryant is excited to serve as Kaleida Health’s first Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Shannon was always interested in working with people, including individuals with a

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Spectrum Health Urgent Care

Spectrum Health Urgent Care Behavioral Health, Addictions Care Facility is the First in the Region By Annette Pinder   Spectrum Health and Human Services recently opened the only Urgent Mental Health Addictions Care Clinic (UMAHACC) in the region, located at 1280 Main Street in Buffalo. UMAHACC provides

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It’s Okay to Struggle

It’s okay to struggle, especially now If you can’t do it yourself, ask for help! by Annette Pinder Victoria (Tori) Brooks, MD, directs Erie County Medical Center’s (ECMC) comprehensive psychiatric emergency program providing emergency treatment for patients facing acute mental health issues. A native Buffalonian, Tori attended

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