J1180

Honoring Paul Marius Beer, M.D. upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the 2013 Professional of the Year Award

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J1180


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Paul Marius Beer, M.D. upon the occasion
of his designation as recipient of the 2013 Professional of the Year
Award by the Northeastern Association of the Blind

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those distinguished citizens who devote their time and ener-
gies to the service of their community and profession, participating in
civic affairs and enhancing the character and quality of life for all
citizens; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Paul
Marius Beer, M.D. upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of
the 2013 Professional of the Year Award by the Northeastern Association
of the Blind; this auspicious occasion will be celebrated at the Associ-
ation's 2013 Visionary Gala, to be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at
the Albany Country Club in Voorheesville, New York; and
WHEREAS, An ophthalmologist and retina specialist, Paul Marius Beer,
M.D. is a longtime supporter of the Northeastern Association of the
Blind; and
WHEREAS, In 2002, Paul Marius Beer, M.D. founded Retina Consultants,
the largest and most prestigious specialty retina group in the Capital
District; he continues to serve patients from across northeastern New
York and western Massachusetts; and
WHEREAS, In addition to his numerous clinical and teaching activities,
Paul Marius Beer, M.D. is involved in cutting-edge research, investigat-
ing new techniques and therapies for diabetic retinopathy and macular
degeneration; he has founded the Retina Research Foundation and the
Retina Research Center in Slingerlands, New York, to support and promote
clinical trials in the New York Capital District; and
WHEREAS, The recipient of numerous prestigious professional awards,
Paul Marius Beer, M.D. was instrumental in organizing exhibitions for
the Blind Artists' Society; and
WHEREAS, Paul Marius Beer, M.D. received his Bachelor's degree from
Columbia University and his Medical degree from SUNY Stony Brook; in
1986, he received a fellowship at the Louisiana State University Eye
Center where he specialized in diseases and surgery of the retina and
vitreous; and
WHEREAS, Following his faculty teaching positions at Columbia Univer-
sity and Albany Medical College, Paul Marius Beer, M.D. was Professor of
Ophthalmology and Director of the Retina Division at Albany Medical
College; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his professional and communi-
ty service, a period of constructive involvement, Paul Marius Beer, M.D.
has stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Paul Marius Beer, M.D. has displayed
throughout his life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their profession and community,
and have shown a long and sustained commitment to excellence, certainly
have earned the recognition and applause of all citizens of this great
Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Paul Marius Beer, M.D. upon the occasion of his designation as
recipient of the 2013 Professional of the Year Award by the Northeastern
Association of the Blind; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Paul Marius Beer, M.D.

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  • 10 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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Resolutions, Legislative

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