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SFMS David Perlman Award For Excellence in Medical/Health Reporting Recognizes Local Reporters
Date:6/20/2008

SAN FRANCISCO, June 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The San Francisco Medical Society (SFMS) announces the "David Perlman Award for Excellence in Medical/Health Reporting." This $1,000 award is presented each January at the SFMS Annual Dinner to recognize the good work of California reporters from television, radio and newspapers and magazines. The deadline for nominations is September 30, 2008 for the 2009 award.

A prestigious panel of SFMS journalists, physicians and community leaders will judge the selections received. San Francisco Medical Society will announce the award recipient in November 2008. The award will be formally presented in January 2009.

David Perlman is the veteran Science Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle who has won numerous awards for his reporting of science, technology and medicine for more than 35 years.

Criteria for nominations:

-- The report must be on a relevant health or medical issue.

-- The report must be well researched, written and produced between

September 1, 2006 and September 1, 2008.

-- The report may be either a single newspaper article or series, single

radio report or series, or a single television report or series. Single

entries will compete against other single entries and series articles

will compete against series entries.

-- The entry must have been designed to improve the public understanding of

health, health care and/or medicine and/or contributed to significant

improvement in the quality of care.

-- Newspaper entries should be one original and five copies, either

photocopies or printouts from electronic files.

-- Radio entries should be submitted by audiotape or CD with a total of six

copies.

-- Television entries should be submitted by DVD with a total of six

copies.

-- All entries must include a short cover letter (preferably from the

editor) explaining why the submission is relevant and should also

include applicant contact information, including email address.

-- Entries must come from print or broadcast media headquartered in the

state of California.

All entries may be submitted to the San Francisco Medical Society, 1003A O'Reilly Ave, San Francisco CA 94129. For further information please contact Amanda Denz, SFMS Communications Director, at (415) 561-0850, ext. 261, or by email at adenz@sfms.org.


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