The New York Academy of Medicine honored the 2015 and 2016 recipients of the Lewis and Jack Rudin New York Prize in Medicine and Health, Dr. Neil S. Calman of the Institute for Family Health and Dr. Carol R. Horowitz of Mount Sinai, at a special event on January 26, 2017. Following a reception with more than one hundred guests, each award recipient delivered a lecture on his or her work: 2015 awardee Dr. Calman spoke on “The Institute for Family Health: Making Health Equality a Reality” and 2016 awardee Dr. Horowitz’s talk was titled “Relationship-Centered: How I Learned to Understand and Address Health Equity.
The Lewis and Jack Rudin New York Prize for Medicine and Health was established to provide a forum for a distinguished member of the health care community to receive recognition from colleagues and the public at large. It recognizes that the health care sector can be a force for change to promote health and prevent threats to health such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and pulmonary disease, which share the same risk factors as tobacco and alcohol use and are heavily tied to the high costs of our health care system. Each year’s recipient is chosen by a selection committee composed of leaders in health care, public health, and health policy. read more>>