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The Lewis and Jack Rudin New York Prize for Medicine and Health was established in 2003 to provide a forum for a distinguished member of the research community to receive recognition from colleagues and the public at large. The awarding of the Prize is a means to promote the sharing of innovative findings from a variety of research areas with both fellow researchers and clinicians in the metropolitan New York region, and also to focus attention on the excellence and dedication of the men and women in the metropolitan New York region striving to find solutions to pressing health concerns.
The New York City academic medicine and research community includes the largest concentration of talented and experienced researchers, educators, and clinicians in the world. These individuals engage in important biomedical, clinical, public health and other research that serves to advance the practice of medicine and the overall health of the public. These dedicated professionals also provide high quality clinical care to individuals from the New York City region and around the world and train the physicians and researchers of tomorrow.
Previous recipients of The Lewis and Jack Rudin New York Prize for Medicine and Health are Dr. David Ho of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center and The Rockefeller University, Dr. Harold Freeman of the National Cancer Institute, Dr. John H. Laragh of the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Susan Band Horwitz of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Dr. Barbara Barlow of Harlem Hospital Center.
About the Rudin Family
The late Lewis Rudin was the Co-Chairman, with his brother Jack, of the Rudin Management Company, one of the city’s largest real estate builders, owners, and managers. Lewis Rudin was also the Chairman of the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), which he founded in 1971. Jack Rudin, the Chairman of Rudin Management Company, established the Lewis and Jack Rudin New York Prize for Medicine and Health in 2003.
The Rudin family has a long tradition of service and philanthropy in New York City, establishing endowments at universities and institutions throughout the city, and funding student internships and scholarships, professorships and lecture series. In addition, Jack and Lewis Rudin were the first sponsors of the New York City Marathon. The Marathon trophy is named for their father, Samuel Rudin, who was a devoted marathoner.
The Lewis and Jack Rudin New York Prize for Medicine and Health is supported by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation.
Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) is a membership organization founded in 1904 that represents more than 250 hospitals and long term care facilities, both voluntary and public, in the metropolitan New York area and throughout the State, as well as in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. GNYHA’s mission is to act as the principal advocate for its members in improving the access to, as well as the quality and cost of, health care, and to foster an appropriate environment for the management of health care resources.
About the Academy
Founded in 1847, The New York Academy of Medicine is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit institution whose mission is to enhance the health of the public. Today it is a leading center for urban health policy and action working to enhance the health of people living in cities worldwide through research, education, advocacy, and prevention.
The Academy seeks to understand the physical and social factors of urban living that erode, and those that protect, the health of people living in cities, thereby paving the way for appropriate interventions and preventive measures to make city dwellers healthier and reduce disease prevalence.
The mission of The New York Academy of Medicine is to advance the health of people in cities. Within this urban health framework, NYAM’s current priorities are to create environments in cities that support healthy aging; to strengthen systems that prevent disease and promote the public’s health; and to implement interventions that eliminate health disparities.
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.
Tom F. Lue, MD, FACS, was awarded the 2013 Ferdinand C. Valentine Award during a reception at NYAM on April 10, 2013. Dr. Lue is Professor and Vice-Chair of Urology, Emil Tanagho Endowed Chair in Clinical Urology, and Founder of the Knuppe Molecular Urology Laboratory at the University of California at San Francisco.
Jean L. Bolognia, MD, Professor of Dermatology, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, and Director of the Pigmented Lesion Clinic at Yale University School of Medicine, delivered the 2013 Howard Fox Memorial Lecture on April 26, 2013 at NYAM. The subject of her lecture, which was sponsored by the NYAM Section on Dermatology, was Signature Nevi. Patients who have an increased number of moles tend to be consistent in the type of mole they produce, and the repetitive type for a given patient is that patient’s signature nevus. Patients with numerous melanocytic nevi, i.e., those who are moley, often produce a particular type of nevus, a so-called signature nevus.