Call for Nominations for 2012 Communication Awards
Nominations must be completed online no later than Feb. 10, 2012. The winners will be honored in the fall at a ceremony in
The recipients of the 2011 Communication Awards were:
Rebecca Skloot for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a compelling and graceful use of narrative that illuminates the human and ethical issues of scientific research and medical advances. (Crown Books, a division of Random House)
Alexa Elliott (producer) and WPBT2 Production Team for "Changing Seas: Sentinels of the Seas," South Florida Public Television (WPBT2), on what Florida’s bottlenose dolphins tell us about the health of coastal waters and our own exposure to chemical contaminants.
Amy Harmon of the New York Times for "Target: Cancer," on the promises and realities of clinical drug trials as seen through the eyes of passionate researchers and worried, sometimes desperate patients.
Andrew Revkin, senior fellow for environmental understanding,
The awards are one component of the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative, designed to realize the untapped potential of interdisciplinary research. Funded by a $40 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, the far-reaching initiative sponsors conferences to bring together outstanding scientists, engineers, and medical researchers as well as individuals from the science media, funding organizations, and other settings to pose new questions and share ideas for interdisciplinary research and communication. More information about the Futures Initiative can be found at http://www.keckfutures.org.
The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering,
The W.M. Keck Foundation was established in 1954 by the late William Myron Keck, founder of The Superior Oil Company. In recent years, the Foundation has focused on four broad areas: Science and Engineering Research; Undergraduate Education; Medical Research; and
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