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American Heart Associations Announces Call for Entries for Howard L. Lewis Achievement Award

DALLAS, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association announces the call for entries for the Howard L. Lewis Achievement Award, the association's highest honor for health and science reporting.

The award was established in 2000, to recognize and honor the career achievements of science, health and medical journalists who have documented the considerable progress made in the fight against heart disease and stroke. This career achievement award was created in memory of Howard L. Lewis, who led the Association's national science and media relation's office for two decades.

Recipients are chosen by a panel of their peers, all past winners of the award. The judging panel reserves the right to not present an award should entries not meet the standards for career achievement.

All U.S. local and national health, medical and science journalists from print and broadcast media are eligible. Entrants can be self-nominated or nominated by a colleague.

Each award recipient receives a $2,000 honorarium and a citation. The honorarium will be presented during a reception at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2008, November 10, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Airfare and one night's lodging for Scientific Sessions are also provided to the recipients.

The deadline for entries is September 1. For more information and detailed entry criteria, log on to or contact Cathy Lewis at (214) 706-1324 or

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