Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Statement on the Death of Dr. John Mendelsohn of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Jan 9, 2019
Press Release

For Immediate Release                                                                                 Contact: Robin Chand

January 8, 2019                                                                                                             202-225-3816

 

Press Statement

 

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Statement on the Death of Dr. John Mendelsohn of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

Jackson Lee—“From Harvard to Fulbright and into the world of research and medicine, Dr. Mendelsohn made a lasting impact on this world, helping lead and inspire many under his command. A born leader, his impact on the medical field is profound and he will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.”

 

Washington, DC - Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Committees on Judiciary, Homeland Security, and Budget, issued this statement on the passing of Dr. Mendelsohn:

 

“I was very saddened to hear of the death of Dr. John Mendelsohn, the pioneering cancer specialist and former President of the MD Cancer Center in Houston.  Throughout Mendelsohn’s long and successful career, he rose to prominence as one of the world’s foremost leaders in the realm of cancer research, helping pioneer a new form of cancer therapy, as well as becoming the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s third president. When he stepped down from this position in Summer 2018, he was honored as the Center’s first President Emeritus.”

“From Harvard to Fulbright and into the world of research and medicine, Dr. Mendelsohn made a lasting impact on this world, helping lead and inspire many under his command. A born leader, his impact on the medical field is profound and he will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.”

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Congresswoman Jackson Lee is a Democrat from Texas’s 18th Congressional District. She is a senior member of the House Committees on Judiciary and Homeland Security and is Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.