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

ournal's coverage of biomedicine and environment/ecology. In a previous stint at Science in the 1980s and 1990s, Roberts was a senior writer specializing in genetics and the environment. Roberts also has served as editor-in-chief at the World Resources Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, where she worked on issues of environment, development, and human health, and as senior editor and then editor-in-chief of Issues in Science and Technology, the policy journal of the National Academy of Sciences.

The ASM Public Communications Award was established in 1996 to recognize achievement in promoting public understanding of microbiology. A plaque and a $2,500 cash prize will be presented to Roberts in Atlanta on 6 June during the ASM's General Meeting.

Judges for this year's Award were Rick Weiss of the Washington Post; Marilyn Marchione, a medical writer for the Associated Press; and Janet Ginsburg, a freelance writer and past winner of the ASM Communications Award.


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