Resolution J345-2013

Honoring Dr. Herbert Lepor upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Humanitarian Award by the Aleh Foundation

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  • Feb 5, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 5, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 30, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring Dr. Herbert Lepor upon the occasion of
his designation as recipient of the Humanitarian Award by the Aleh Foun-
dation

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State  of  New  York  to
recognize  and  acknowledge those within our midst who have made signif-
icant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to  honor  Dr.  Herbert
Lepor upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Humanita-
rian Award by the Aleh Foundation, to be celebrated at its 29th Anniver-
sary  Awards Dinner Ceremony on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Museum of
Jewish Heritage in New York City; and
  WHEREAS, Dr. Herbert Lepor  is  one  of  the  leading  internationally
recognized  experts  in  the  field of prostate cancer; he completed his
urology training at the Brady Urological Institute of the Johns  Hopkins
Medical  Institutions  in 1985; his first academic position was as Chief
of Urology at Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and  Assistant  Professor  of
Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine; and
  WHEREAS, At the age of 37, Dr. Lepor was appointed Chairman of Urology
at the NYU School of Medicine, the youngest chairman of a major academic
urology  department in the country; in 1996, he was the recipient of the
American Urological Association's Gold Cystoscope  Award,  which  recog-
nizes superior contributions to the field of Urology; and
  WHEREAS,  A  few  years later, Dr. Lepor was inducted into the Hopkins
Society of Scholars, an  honor  bestowed  on  alumni  of  Johns  Hopkins
University  who  have made outstanding contributions to their respective
fields of interest; recently, he was inducted into the Clinical  Society
of the Genitourinary Surgeons; membership in this prestigious society is
limited to 22 members of the academic urology community; and
  WHEREAS,  Dr.  Lepor has lectured throughout the world and has been an
invited named visiting professor at over 20 urology institutions in  the
country; he has published over 300 articles in the peer-reviewed litera-
ture; many of these articles are related to improving outcomes following
radical prostatectomy; and
  WHEREAS,  Dr. Lepor's surgical outcomes are rigorously ascertained and
are amongst the best reported in  the  surgical  literature;  he  had  a
vision  which  was  to  establish a multidisciplinary team of urological
oncological  surgeons,  radiation  oncologists,   medical   oncologists,
pathologists,  health  services investigators, and radiologists who were
bound by one common  interest,  optimizing  the  treatment  of  prostate
cancer; and
  WHEREAS,  Dr.  Lepor  is the Director of the Smilow Center; today, the
Smilow team is on the forefront of prostate cancer screening,  diagnosis
and treatment, and is well-positioned to develop the new treatment para-
digms for prostate cancer; and
  WHEREAS, With him throughout has been his wife, Ellen, who feels priv-
ileged to be a part of his life and rejoices in his achievements; and
  WHEREAS,  A  true  asset to society, Dr. Herbert Lepor's distinguished
record merits the recognition and respectful tribute of this Legislative
Body; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Dr. Herbert Lepor upon the occasion of his designation as recipi-
ent of the Humanitarian Award by the Aleh Foundation; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. Herbert Lepor.

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