The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing is committed to improving the quality and quantity of science news reaching the public. Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting. Her stories, they noted, stood out among a number of strong nominations for the deep and detailed richness of their reporting, and the enterprise and personal commitment evident in each one. Beil, who lives in Cedar Hill, Texas, is only the second freelance writer to be awarded the Cohn Prize since its inception in 2000. She is the 21st recipient of the prize, given for a body of work published or broadcast within the past five years. Letters from colleagues in support of her nomination noted Beil’s ability to discover and relentlessly pursue important untold stories, and to convince editors of diverse publications to publish them.
AP medical writer and Cohn Prize laureate Marilynn Marchione. Marchione also pointed out Beil’s emphasis on personal stories. He added that her work has provided great benefit to her readers. In one case documented on a television broadcast, Siegfried recalled, a mother of a dying child read Beil’s story about a deadly form of E. In selecting Beil, the judges drew particular attention to a story she wrote for Men’s Health on mental health issues in the military. To tell the powerful and tragic story of Eddie Routh, a troubled veteran who killed Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and another man after failing to get vital help from an overwhelmed Veterans Administration, she wrote repeatedly to Routh’s family and overcame a judge’s gag order on the family. Texas Monthly tackled questions about widely used surgery and drugs, vaccination hesitancy, and obesity among high school football players. These recent examples cap a long reporting career that began at the Dallas paper.
Numbers I keep to this day. 3,000 award and certificate and was honored in Washington, D. The Dallas Morning News, where she was the medical reporter from 1992 to 2006. Since leaving the world of daily journalism, she has written mostly for magazines. The inaugural Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting in 2000 was shared by Laurie Garrett of Newsday and Lawrence K. Altman of The New York Times. Sharon Begley, senior science writer at STAT. The award honors the late Washington Post medical writer and health columnist Victor Cohn, known as the dean of medical science reporting. To read Laura Beil’s work, visit her website.
Cohn Prize and past recipients, visit this page. New Horizons in Science is a registered trademark of CASW. The teen scientist with her project in 2007. She knows how antioxidants affect roundworm longevity, too. In 2007, Ocasio-Cortez won a prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in microbiology. The ISEF isn’t your standard panorama-filled science fair: It’s the largest pre-college scientific research event in the world. Public, and publisher of Science News. We expect that the lessons she learned during ISEF—the importance of evidence-based science, clear communication and team work—will translate well in her work on Capitol Hill.
Under US president Donald Trump, science issues haven’t fared too well. Ocasio-Cortez will likely be a STEM advocate in Congress. The New York Democrat is a self-described nerd who hoped to be an obstetrician-gynecologist when she was a teenager and was a science major in college before switching to economics and international relations. If her high-school microbiology career is anything to go by, America can now count on her being a strong voice for science in Congress. Looking for more in-depth coverage from Quartz? Become a member to read our premium content and master your understanding of the global economy. Infosys Prize 2018 at an awards ceremony on January 5 in Bengaluru while also celebrating its 10th year milestone. The winners were felicitated by the Chief Guest, Prof. Manjul Bhargava, Fields Medalist and R. The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing is committed to improving the quality and quantity of science news reaching the public.
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