Business People: May 31

Mount Nittany Health recently hired William Sisitki Jr. to Mount Nittany Physician Group’s general surgery practice.

Sisitki previously worked with Geisinger Health System. He will provide general surgery services at Mount Nittany Health off University Drive.

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, based in Maryland, selected Penn State scientist Squire Booker to be one of 26 HHMI investigators, who were chosen from among 894 applicants.

HHMI supports 330 investigators and their research teams at more than 70 U.S. universities, institutes, medical schools and hospitals. The new group of investigators will receive a research budget, equipment and a full salary — representing an investment in biomedical research of $153 million over the next five years to tackle questions in biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, computational biology, genetics, immunology, virology and neuroscience.

Amos Goodall, of State College, recently received the 2015 Powley Elder Law Award from the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. The annual award is presented to a NAELA member who is recognized in their community as a leader in promoting a greater understanding of the rights and needs of the elderly and people with special needs.

He was also selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the area of Elder Law. Each year Super Lawyers send a ballot to the active lawyers in the state or region who have been in practice five years or more. The ballot asks lawyers to nominate the best attorneys they’ve personally observed in action.

Goodall has practiced in Centre County since 1976. He has also been elected a Fellow of both the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.