Three members of the NYU Langone community have been honored by TIME magazine on its 2018 list of 50 Most Influential People in Health Care.
Robert I. Grossman, MD, the Saul J. Farber Dean and CEO at NYU Langone and Kenneth G. Langone, chair of the Board of Trustees, were selected by TIME for announcing that current and future students in the MD degree program would receive full-tuition scholarships at NYU School of Medicine.
Orrin Devinsky, MD, professor of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry, and director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at NYU Langone, was selected for his research on cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive component of medical marijuana, for treatment-resistant forms of epilepsy. This year, the Federal Drug Administration approved the first marijuana-derived medication following this research.
As TIME’s editors write: “The American health care system has been plagued for decades by major problems, from lack of access to uncontrolled costs to unacceptable rates of medical errors. And yet, real as those issues remain, the field has also given rise to extraordinary innovation. This year, TIME launched the Health Care 50 to highlight the people behind those ideas: physicians, scientists, and business and political leaders whose work is transforming health care right now.”
Learn more from TIME on the selections of Dean Grossman and Ken Langone for their tuition-free medical school initiative and Dr. Devinsky for his study on cannabidiol for treatment-resistant epilepsy.