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Leslie Roberts, Science Deputy News Editor, wins prize for 'first-rate' polio story

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Leslie Roberts, deputy news editor of the journal Science, has won the 2005 Public Communications Award from the American Society for Microbiology for a story that explored the science, policy and human drama of efforts to eradicate polio.

In announcing the award for "Polio: The Final Assault," [http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/303/5666/1960], the judges cited Roberts' "first-rate reporting" and described the story as "importantmeticulously researched and beautifully told," and "a compelling read without loss of technical accuracy." The American Society for Microbiology said the story offered a powerful account "of how microbiology, public health and society interact."

"We are delighted and honored by this award," said Colin Norman, Science's news editor. "Leslie's reporting, especially her first-hand account of the polio campaign in India, vividly brought out the science and the drama behind a critical public health issue. It's a superb piece of reporting and writing."

Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of one million.

Roberts' story, appearing in the 26 March 2004 issue of Science, was reported from Washington D.C., Atlanta and India. It offered a comprehensive global account of a 16-year, multi-billion dollar program of research, tracking and immunization aimed at eradicating the disease. In part because of social and political obstacles, the goal is remarkably difficult to achieve, but Roberts describes why the polio eradication team considers the current campaign their "last, best chance" to succeed.

Since 2000, Roberts has been deputy news editor at Science, working with a team of reporters covering infectious diseases. She also coordinates the j
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