People on the Move
First Commonwealth Bank promoted Carrie L. Riggle to executive vice president/human resources.
Comcast Cable named Andy Kochanowski vice president of technical operations for the Keystone Region.
Contractor & Construction
Burns & Scalo said Jeff Willoughby joined as account manager and will concentrate on growth in the repair and maintenance, commercial reroof, and solar divisions.
The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association elected Maria LaVelle as its chair. Ms. LaVelle is president/CEO of Westmoreland Community Federal Credit Union.
The SMC Insurance Agency promoted Alicia Linsenbigler to director overseeing the SMC Insurance Agency, which includes both the Pittsburgh and Harrisburg locations.
Brianna Horan was promoted to sales manager at Fairmont Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Marriott North promoted Kristofer Carlson to general manager and Rebecca Burns joined as restaurant manager.
PPG Industries named Bradley P. Boone market manager, residential segment, PPG flat glass.
Mark Tiberio, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, was named a board member at Family House.
Bridgeway Capital hired Jason Jones, entrepreneur loan officer, and Caitlin Skaff, administrative assistant.
CBRE hired Tim McCarthy, associate, agency leasing specialty.
Seegrid Corp. hired Evan Rago as an application engineer.
Awards & Honors
The Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC named Stephen Maricich and Timothy Sanders, as the first two physician-scientists in its Mellon Scholars Program, which enables promising physician-scientists in the early stages of their careers to pursue potential breakthrough research projects in biomedicine.
Scholars are selected on the basis of work that is highly innovative, delivering new expertise to the biomedical research community; likely to lead to major breakthroughs; and capable of having a long-lasting impact on the practice of medicine.
Both scholars were chosen for their traditional science, which potentially could garner support from the National Institutes of Health, as well as what Dr. Kolls calls "high-risk dream science." Dr. Maricich is a child neurologist whose research focuses on understanding sensory system development. Dr. Sanders is a neonatologist who conducts research on the control of neural and limb development, having worked on molecular mechanisms of signaling and patterning within the vertebrate limb. One of the technologically advanced tools Dr. Sanders uses to study development is high-end cell imaging using real-time video microscopy that can visualize organ development as it happens.
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