Steve Rudd Endowed Award for Public Health Communication Established at UAB
UAB neurologist Steven M. Rudd, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., knows how to tell a story. Rudd, the author of several forensic mystery novels and screenplays, also knows how to promote public-health communication. He recently funded the Steve Rudd Endowed Award for Public Health Communication in the School of Public Health. The award recognizes the winners of a public service announcement competition at UAB.
Rudd earned a doctor of medicine degree from the School of Medicine at UAB in 1976, a juris doctor from Georgetown University in 1991, and a master of public health degree from Harvard University in 1994. He is a neurologist with Alabama Neurological Institute and has been a member of the School of Public Health Dean’s Advisory Committee. He has served on the UAB Department of English Advisory Board since 2006.
“Steve Rudd is one of the most creative, energetic, and collaborative people I have ever had the pleasure to work with,” says Max Michael, M.D., dean of the School of Public Health. “He is constantly seeking out new ideas for advancing public health through different and unexpected venues and activities. We are very fortunate to count Steve Rudd as a creative spirit and supporter at the school.”
Currently Rudd is working on Harp & Perry, a memoir about his late parents. He plans to set up a memorial foundation in their name with a view to endowing further health-communication projects.
Maintaining the Momentum / Summer 2010