Honoring Dr. Robert Gore upon the occasion of his designation as a 2018 CNN Hero on December 9, 2018

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Senate Resolution No. 409


HONORING Dr. Robert Gore upon the occasion of his
designation as a 2018 CNN Hero on December 9, 2018

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that
the quality of life in the communities across this great State of New
York is enriched by the diligence and compassionate commitment of those
individuals whose singular purpose is the care and welfare of others;

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Dr. Robert Gore upon the occasion of his designation as a 2018 CNN Hero;
this momentous occasion was celebrated on Sunday, December 9, 2018; and

WHEREAS, After finishing his undergraduate studies at Morehouse
College in Atlanta, Georgia, Robert Gore went on to the State University
of New York at Buffalo for medical school; he then completed his
emergency medicine residency training at Cook County Hospital in
Chicago, where he was chief resident; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Robert Gore began his illustrious medical career as the
Assistant Program Director for the Kings County-SUNY Downstate Emergency
Medicine Residency Program for four years; and

WHEREAS, With a true passion for saving lives, Dr. Robert Gore has
worked in emergency medicine at trauma centers in both Chicago and New
York City for the last 16 years; the reality of encountering repeat
victims of gunshot wounds and devastated mothers whose children will
never come home spurred him to do more; and

WHEREAS, As the Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Robert Gore
created KAVI, Kings Against Violence Initiative, in 2009; the nonprofit
hospital, school and community based violence intervention program now
serves more than 250 people in Brooklyn, New York, and has developed
partnerships with other non-profits to maintain it as a 24/7 resource;

WHEREAS, Dr. Robert Gore, an attending physician and clinical
assistant at Kings County Hospital and SUNY Downstate Medical Center in
Brooklyn, uses his "home base" for the hospital program; this vital
organization serves as a place to not only heal patient's bodies from
trauma, but also as an opportunity to heal their toxic behavior with
psychological support; and

WHEREAS, Under the able leadership of Dr. Robert Gore, the school
and community programs are run by KAVI peer graduate and college
students, some of whom were once in the program themselves, and utilizes
a curriculum which focuses on mediation and conflict resolution for
middle and high school age students; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Robert Gore is also the Founder of the Minority Medical
Student Emergency Medicine (MMSEM) Summer Fellowship, which is a
mentoring and enrichment program for underrepresented minorities

interested in Emergency Medicine with a focus on project development;

WHEREAS, This extraordinary man has lectured around the United
States, Caribbean and Asia, and has worked in East Africa, Haiti and
South America; since 2008, he has served as a consultant for Clinique
Esperance et Vie in Terrier Rouge, and is working towards establishing a
regional health care system in the northern part of Haiti; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Robert Gore is on the Board of Directors for EMEDEX
International, a non-profit organization dedicated to the global
promotion and advancement of emergency medicine, disaster management and
public health; and

WHEREAS, When he is not working, Dr. Robert Gore is an avid
traveler, photographer and snowboarder, as well as a student of
capoeira, Afro-Brazilian martial arts; and

WHEREAS, In the faithful performance of his duties and
responsibilities, Dr. Robert Gore's ongoing efforts and notable
achievements have significantly contributed to bettering the quality of
life in his community and around the world; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Dr. Robert Gore upon the occasion of his designation as a 2018 CNN
Hero on December 9, 2018; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Dr. Robert Gore.


  • 08 / Feb / 2019
  • 12 / Feb / 2019
  • 12 / Feb / 2019

Resolution Details

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