Medicine professor Richard Rudick receives inaugural Case Western Reserve Medal

Richard A. Rudick, MD, is the first recipient of the Case Western Reserve Medal, honoring excellence in health science innovation. This newly initiated award is the highest honor bestowed by the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The award was presented during the School of Medicine’s inaugural Dialogue on Discovery summit, held Sept. 22-23 to celebrate the research successes of academic and clinical partnerships.

Rudick, professor of medicine in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and a School of Medicine alumnus, holds the Hazel Prior Hostetler Endowed Chair at the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute, and serves as director of the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research and vice chairman of research and development in the Neurological Institute at Cleveland Clinic.

Rudick has achieved national prominence as a clinician and research investigator in multiple sclerosis. As co-principal investigator on the CTSC, he champions inter-institutional collaboration and cooperation to advance patient-based research.

The Case Western Reserve Medal will be issued annually to acknowledge distinguished medical leaders whose contributions are truly moving the needle in research, cures and care. Recipients may be local or global, and are selected by the Dean of the School of Medicine and her Advisory Council. Case Western Reserve Medalists have a passion for people and inspire others to “go to the moon” as truly forward-thinking and collaborative visionaries in medicine.