Award Recipients

The Houston Methodist Research Institute and the Bricker family are pleased to announce the winner of The Bricker Award for Science Writing in Medicine.


Amy MaxmenAmy Maxmen, PhD, an award-winning freelance science journalist, is the very first recipient of the award and will deliver the inaugural Bricker Award Lectureship at the Houston Methodist Research Institute on Thursday, October 27, 2016. 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 Newsweek, National Geographic, and The Economist.