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[December 4, 2013]

Dr. Ruth Browne to Receive Lewis and Jack Rudin Prize for Medicine and Health


Ruth C. Browne, ScD, MPH, MPP, chief executive officer of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, will be awarded the 2013 Lewis and Jack Rudin Prize for Medicine and Health, at the New York Academy of Medicine, December 11, 2013. The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 pm, with lectures to start at 6:15 pm. Dr. Browne will speak at the event, as will the 2012 Lewis and Jack Rudin Prize recipient, Henry Chung, MD, chief medical officer of the Montefiore Care Management Company and medical director for the Montefiore Accountable Care Organization.

The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health was founded by the late tennis great Arthur Ashe at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 1992, and continues to work in close partnership with SUNY Downstate.

The Lewis and Jack Rudin Prize is given to clinicians, healthcare administrators, or health policy and health services researchers from the New York metropolitan area who have demonstrated how the healthcare delivery system can work effectively with partners in public health and the community. The awards are sponsored by the Greater New York Hospital Association, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Rudin Family Foundation.  
In addition to her position at the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, Dr. Browne is a director of the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center, a partnership between the Arthur Ashe Institute, SUNY Downstate, and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President. She is also a clinical associate professor in the College of Health Related Professions and a clinical associate professor in the Department of Medicine in the College of Medicine at SUNY Downstate.

The New York Academy of Medicine is located at 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street in Manhattan. For more information, visit: .


SUNY Downstate Medical Center, founded in 1860, was the first medical school in the United States to bring teaching out of the lecture hall and to the patient’s bedside. A center of innovation and excellence in research and clinical service delivery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center comprises a College of Medicine, Colleges of Nursing and Health Related Professions, a School of Graduate Studies, a School of Public Health, University Hospital of Brooklyn, and an Advanced Biotechnology Park and Biotechnology Incubator.

SUNY Downstate ranks eighth nationally in the number of alumni who are on the faculty of American medical schools. More physicians practicing in New York City have graduated from SUNY Downstate than from any other medical school.