Award Recipients

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

2018 Award Recipient

Lois Parshley is an independent investigative reporter and photographer and the third recipient of the Bricker Award for Science Writing in Medicine. She has worked as an editor in the feature well at Popular Science, and before that at The Atlantic and Foreign Policy. Lois has covered the intersection of science, geopolitics, and culture from all seven continents. She was a 2017-2018 Knight Wallace Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, Harper's, The Atlantic, The New Republic, National Geographic, Newsweek, and Outside, among several other prominent outlets. 

 

2017 Award Recipient

OrnesStephen 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.

 

Honorable Mentions

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

Amy MaxmenAmy 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.

Inaugural Bricker Award for Science Writing in Medicine
October 27, 2017
How to Cover Science  
Amy Maxmen, PhD, Freelance Writer
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