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2013-2014 Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Award Winners Announced

The awards recognize outstanding journalism demonstrating the essential role of biomedical research in new medical discoveries and scientific breakthroughs

June 12, 2014 --

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) announced today the winners of the 13th 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 2002, FBR established the DeBakey Journalism Awards to strengthen the bridge between the scientific community and the media. Dr. DeBakey believed journalists are a critical filter between scientists and the public, as they have the weighty responsibility of translating complicated scientific jargon into a language the public understands," said FBR president Frankie Trull. "With the DeBakey Awards, we honor journalists who are delivering news about the latest scientific and medical breakthroughs and, in doing so, offer us much hope that new cures are on the horizon."

The 2013-2014 Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Award winners are:

Kerry Sanders & Erika Angulo, NBC News (Television)
Kristen Brown, San Francisco Chronicle (Print, Small Market)
Amy Dockser Marcus, The Wall Street Journal (Print, Large Market)
Rebecca Jacobson, PBS NewsHour (Online)
Dr. Ann Hohenhaus, (Online)
Jon Hamilton, National Public Radio (Radio)
Florie Charles & the UCSF Science Policy Group (Viral Video)

An awards dinner to honor the winners will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. 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

SOURCE Foundation for Biomedical Research

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