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Los Angeles Times writer wins Wistar Institute Science Journalism Award
Date:4/21/2008

enterprising reporting on the basic biomedical sciences in print or broadcast journalism. Established in 2004, the prize has established itself as a major award in professional journalism. Submissions for the contest were very competitive this year, as in years past, with strong entries received from top journalists reporting for major print and broadcast outlets across the country.

The award acknowledges biomedical research as a key force for change in the world today, with important economic and social implications for the future. Intelligent, perceptive journalism written in broadly accessible language plays a primary role in communicating progress in biomedicine to the public, which both supports and is the beneficiary of basic biomedical research.

Science journalists working in all media are invited to submit their work for consideration for the 2009 Wistar Institute Science Journalism Award. Up to five stories or broadcast reports from an individual journalist or team of journalists may be submitted as an entry. The work must have been published or broadcast in English between January 1 and December 31, 2008. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2009.

For more information about the award, visit http://www.wistar.org/news_info/award_Page.html.

The Wistar Institute is an international leader in biomedical research with special expertise in cancer research and vaccine development. Founded in 1892 as the first independent nonprofit biomedical research institute in the country, Wistar has long held the prestigious Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute. The Institute works actively to transfer its inventions to the commercial sector to ensure that research advances move from the laboratory to the clinic as quickly as possible. The Wistar Institute: Todays Discoveries Tomorrows Cures. On the web at www.wistar.org'/>"/>

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The Wistar Institute
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