The Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation
For more than 40 years, Columbia University Irving Medical Center has enjoyed a strong partnership with the Rudin Foundations, thanks to Jack Rudin, who died in December 2016. Since 1975, the medical center has received more than $25 million in current use and endowed funds from Jack Rudin, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, and the Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation to support dozens of programs. The signature initiative—the Rudin Scholars Program—has provided scholarship support to more than 600 students at VP&S, the School of Nursing, the Mailman School of Public Health, the Center for the Study of Society and Medicine, and programs in occupational and physical therapy.
In addition, the Rudin Family’s foundations also have funded the Rudin Cardiology Fellowship; Jay Meltzer, MD, Fellows Program in Medical Ethics; Michael Cohen Clinical Education Endowment; Samuel Rudin Professorship in Medical Education; Columbia Psychiatry Substance Abuse Fellowship Program at Phoenix House; the IFAP Global Health Program; the Teen to Young Adult Autoimmune Disease Transition Program; Palliative and End of Life Fellowship Program; and other programs. The Rudin Foundations have also joined other donors to provide support to the Paul Marks Scholars Program, the Thomas Q. Morris Symposium on Medical Education, the John Jay Mack Professorship in Clinical Education, and the Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy.
Most recently, the Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation continued its tradition of scholarship support for medical students by giving $1 million, which was matched through the 250th Anniversary Scholarship Challenge, to create the endowed Jack Rudin Scholarship Fund.