NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NYU Langone Medical Center raised $1.6 million for its annual Musculoskeletal Ball on November 15, where NYU Langone leaders also announced a new anonymous gift to the institution. The $7 million gift will be dedicated to NYU Lutheran initiatives in Brooklyn, including orthopaedics and medical education, and was made in tribute to Philip Moskowitz, MD—one of the evening's honorees.
Held at the American Museum of Natural History, the Musculoskeletal Ball itself raised important funding that will be used to advance clinical care, education, and research at NYU Langone's Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD), Center for Musculoskeletal Care (CMC), and Rusk Rehabilitation. In addition to Dr. Moskowitz—the Mamdouha S. Bobst Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, recognized for serving the Medical Center for five decades in various capacities—Judith and Stewart Colton were honored at the event for their longtime and generous support of the Medical Center. This year, the chair of the event was Gary D. Cohn, president and COO of Goldman Sachs , NYU Langone trustee, and chair of the Musculoskeletal Advisory Board.