The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) has announced the winners of the 15th annual Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Awards. Named in honor of world-renowned heart surgeon and FBR’s late chairman, Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, the awards recognize outstanding journalism highlighting recent medical discoveries and scientific breakthroughs that includes the humane and responsible use of animal models. An awards dinner to honor the winners will be held on Wednesday, September 7 in Washington, D.C.
The 2016 Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Award winners are:
- Sharon Lurye, “Penn Vet blindness study shows how eye cells regenerate before they die,” PhillyVoice (Online, Small Market)
- Claire Maldarelli, “Monkeys Drive Wheelchairs Using Thought Alone,” Popular Science (Online, Large Market)
- Sara Falligant, “Saving Jayda,” Opelika-Auburn News (Print, Small Market)
- Ed Yong, “Clearing the Body’s Retired Cells Slows Aging and Extends Life,” The Atlantic (Print, Large Market)
- Rae Ellen Bichell, “A Fix For Gender-Bias In Animal Research Could Help Humans,” NPR (Radio)
For more information about the Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Awards, please visit FBR's website by clicking here.
NABR congratulates this year’s winners and applauds them for their coverage of the important role animals play in lifesaving and life-improving research.