Since its founding in 1948, NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation has focused on providing patients with high-quality, innovative rehabilitation care and the recovery resources they need to lead full and rewarding lives. To quote Howard A. Rusk, M.D., widely considered the father of rehabilitation medicine and our program’s namesake: “To believe in rehabilitation is to believe in humanity.” 

Rusk’s very simple philosophy – that physical medicine and rehabilitation should involve the whole person – has driven Rusk Rehabilitation’s remarkable growth over the last 75 years. Today, our internationally recognized programs cover the full spectrum of rehabilitative services and our experts continue to be leaders in research and education, as well as clinical care.

Celebrating Our 75th Anniversary

Join us in New York City as we celebrate this important milestone in our history! Our one-day celebratory event will include a research symposium and reception, presentation of awards including the Rusk Award for Leadership and Innovation in PM&R, and a variety of other social and professional networking opportunities. 

Save the Date: September 22, 2023; 10am – 7pm

NYU Langone Science Building
435 E. 30th Street 1st Floor
New York, NY 10016
Room 1-03

To Register

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Accepting Nominations: Rusk Award for Leadership and Innovation

The Rusk Award for Leadership and Innovation in PM&R honors a physician who has moved the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation forward with achievements notable for innovation and enhancing patient care. Nominees must be an M.D. or equivalent, board certified in PM&R, and able to attend our anniversary event on 9/22/23.

  • Nomination Deadline: June 15, 2023
  • Prize: $2,500 honorarium and travel expenses 
  • Submission Process: Please send your nomination letter and CV to Teresa Ameno at or via postal mail: 240 E. 38th Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10016