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NYAM Awards

Every year NYAM hosts its Anniversary Discourse and Awards to pay special tribute to individuals with distinguished accomplishments health policy, public health, medicine, and scientific research. This commemorative evening is a part of NYAM's heritage and it has become the centerpiece event presented by the Office of Trustee & Fellowship Affairs each fall. Click the links below to see recipients of these annual awards.
The John Stearns Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Medicine
The Stephen Smith Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Public Health
The Academy Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Health Policy
The Academy Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Biomedical Science
The Academy Plaque for Exceptional Service to the Academy

Other Awards


  • The Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize
    Now Accepting Nominations - Deadline May 30, 2015
    Established in 1995 and funded by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation and Jack Rudin, the $50,000 Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize is awarded for the most significant glaucoma research published in a peer-reviewed journal during the previous calendar year.

Looking for the Gladys Brooks Internship? See the Conservation Lab section of the NYAM Library.

How to Apply

Instructions on how to apply for NYAM's research fellowships, student grants, endowed lectures and awards are contained within the description of each program. Please click on your program of interest for full details.

The 2014 Nahum J. Winer Lecture

NYAM welcomed Harlan M. Krumholz, MD to deliver the 2014 Nahum J. Winer Lecture on November 12, 2014. The topic of his lecture was “Is Hospitalization Toxic to Patients and Does it Cause a Post-Hospital Syndrome? Time to Rethink the Hospital Experience".

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The 2015 Howard Fox Memorial Lecture

On February 10, 2015, Kenneth Tomecki, MD delivered the 60th Howard Fox, MD Memorial lecture at NYAM on the topic of “What’s New in Dermatological Therapy.”

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The 2015 Ferdinand C. Valentine Award

The Academy honored Jerry G. Blaivas, MD, FACS and William C. de Groat, MD with the 2015 Ferdinand C. Valentine Award for outstanding contributions to the field of urology on April 8, 2015.

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The 2015 Millie & Richard Brock Lecture

The New York Academy of Medicine welcomed Jan Blacher, PhD to deliver the 2015 Millie and Richard Brock Lecture in Pediatrics on May 7, 2015. The topic of her lecture was “The Collateral Effects of Autism on Families: Why Professionals Should Care”.

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