Annual Bricker awardees travel to the Houston Methodist Research Institute to share their approach to storytelling communication in science and medicine.

Lois Parshley
2018 Bricker Award Recipient, Independent Journalist and Photographer

Lois Parshley covers the intersection of science and geopolitics. Her work has appeared in National GeographicHarper’s Magazine, the AtlanticWiredScientific American, and many others. She is a 2017-2018 Knight Wallace journalism fellow and a former editor at Popular Science and Foreign Policy. She is the third recipient of the Bricker Award for Science Writing in Medicine.

3rd Annual Bricker Award for Science Writing in Medicine
December 4, 2018
Wish You Were Here
Lois Parshley, Independent Journalist and Photographer
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Stephen Ornes
2017 Bricker Award Recipient, Independent Science Writer

Covering stories from a broad spectrum of science and medical topics, Stephen Ornes writes on astronomy, physics, cancer research and mathematics. His first book was published in 2008, and he has contributed numerous works to outlets including Discover, Scientific American, New Scientist, and Cancer Today. He holds a graduate degree in applied mathematics and is a graduate of MIT’s graduate program in science writing. He is the second recipient of the Bricker Award.

Honorable Mentions in 2017:

2nd Annual Bricker Award for Science Writing in Medicine
November 30, 2017
Telling True Stories in Science and Medicine
Stephen Ornes, Freelance Journalist
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Amy Maxmen, PhD
2016 Bricker Award Recipient, Freelance Science Journalist

Amy Maxmen, PhD, an award-winning freelance science journalist, is the inaugural recipient of the Bricker Award. A former scientist who left the laboratory for the newsroom, Amy writes about the impact of science on the public, about the nuances of biomedicine, and about the lives of researchers. Her work has appeared in several prominent outlets, including NewsweekNational Geographic, and The Economist.

Inaugural Bricker Award for Science Writing in Medicine
October 27, 2016
How to Cover Science
Amy Maxmen, PhD, Freelance Writer
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