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The Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize

Now Accepting Nominations - Deadline May 30, 2015

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The Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize of The New York Academy of Medicine was established in 1995 in honor of Lewis Rudin, the New York City real estate developer, and is funded by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation with additional support provided by Mr. Jack Rudin.

This $50,000 prize is awarded for the most outstanding scholarly article on glaucoma published in a peer-reviewed journal during the previous calendar year. Nominations are solicited from leaders of the ophthalmologic community and solicited through notices in the Journal of Glaucoma and other publications.

One prize winner is recommended for ratification by the Academy’s Board of Trustees by the Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize Selection Committee, a group of nationally recognized experts in glaucoma research chaired by David H. Abramson, MD of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Eligibility Requirements

Nominees for this award must be the first or last author of the 2014 published work and must hold primary responsibility for the research. Authors may nominate themselves but may not submit multiple articles and must choose only one article to submit for consideration by the committee.

Application Process

Please complete all relevant areas of the one-page nomination form. Questions or comments regarding the Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize, the instructions, or the nomination form, should be directed to the Office of Trustee and Fellowship Affairs of The New York Academy of Medicine at (212) 419-3645.


Award Information

The prize winner will be announced within weeks of the submission deadline. All authors of the article receive recognition, however the monetary prize is granted solely to the primary researcher specified in the nomination.


Contact information

Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize
Office of Trustee & Fellowship Affairs
The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10029
Tel: (212) 419-3645

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