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2012-2013 Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Award Winners Announced

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) announced today the winners of the 12th annual Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Awards. The awards, named in honor of FBR's late chairman Dr. Michael E. DeBakey , recognize outstanding journalism that highlights the role of biomedical research that includes the humane and responsible use of animal models, cell cultures, and computer modeling in recent medical discoveries and scientific breakthroughs.

"In 2001, FBR established the DeBakey Journalism Awards to honor journalists that help people understand how biomedical research leads to new medicines, therapies and cures that are extending and improving the lives of both people and animals," said FBR president Frankie Trull . "Twelve years later, the DeBakey Journalism Award is recognized as one of the most prestigious prizes in science writing. The Awards are a wonderful opportunity for scientists and the media to converge in celebration of strides made in science and medicine."

The 2012-2013 Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Award winners are:

Britney Glaser , KPLC-TV (Television)
KW Hillis, The Lawton Constitution (Print, Small Market)
Ferris Jabr , Scientific American (Print, Large Market)
Susan Donaldson James , ABC News (Online)
Judy Kurtz , The Hill (Print, Specialty Market)
Ryan Loyd , KSTX Texas Public Radio (Radio)
Annette Novak , McGill University (Viral Video)

An awards dinner to honor the winners will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. For more information about the award winners and their work, please visit FBR's website:

Established in 1981, FBR is the nation's oldest and largest organization devoted to educating the public about how biomedical research leads to new medical advancements, treatments and cures for both humans and animals. For more information, visit

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