attended a special legislative luncheon hosted by women
legislators--including Reps. Catherine Barrett, Michelle Schneider,
Jean Schmidt, Marilyn Slaby and Patty Clancy.
Rep. Clancy sponsored Dr. Jensen's award and read a resolution in his honor.
read, "Elwood Jensen's noteworthy record of personal and professional
achievement is worthy of emulation, and he has inspired countless
individuals to excel in various areas of endeavor. The appreciation and
esteem he has gained throughout his life are clearly evident, and his
accomplishments are a justifiable source of pride and an excellent
reflection not only on him but also on his family and his community."
September, Dr. Jensen received the Lasker Award for Basic Medical
Research for his discovery that one third of all breast cancer tumors
contain estrogen receptors--a discovery that later led to the
development of hormone therapies for breast cancer treatment.