The Houston Methodist Research Institute and the Bricker family are pleased to announce the winner of The Bricker Award for Science Writing in Medicine.
2017 Award Recipient
Stephen Ornes, an independent science writer, is the second recipient of the award and will deliver the second annual Bricker Award Lectureship at the Houston Methodist Research Institute on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Ornes holds a graduate degree in applied mathematics and is a graduate of MIT’s graduate program in science writing. Covering stories from a broad spectrum of science and medical topics, Stephen 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.
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2016 Award RecipientAmy Maxmen, PhD, an award-winning freelance science journalist, is the very first recipient of the award and delivered 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.