Call for Nominations: The Endocrine Society's Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism

November 17, 2016

Contact: Aaron Lohr
Chief Communications Officer
Phone: 202.971.3654
alohr@endocrine.org
Contact: Jenni Glenn Gingery
Associate Director, Communications and Media Relations
Phone: 202.971.3655
jgingery@endocrine.org

Washington, DC - The Endocrine Society is calling for nominations for the 10th annual Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism. The award recognizes outstanding reporting that enhances public understanding of health issues pertaining to the field of endocrinology.

Endocrinologists are specialists who are physicians and scientists who untangle complex symptoms to diagnose, treat, and research or cure hormone-related conditions. Examples of these conditions include diabetes, thyroid disorders, obesity, endocrine cancer, growth problems, reproduction, infertility and rare diseases, among others.

The award is open to all credentialed journalists in print (both “hard copy” and electronic) or broadcast. Candidates can self-nominate or be nominated by someone else. Only one nomination is permitted for each nominee. Submissions can include any work first published between December 1, 2015 and November 30, 2016.

Weight will be given to entries that contribute to the public understanding of endocrinology and demonstrate thorough research, accurate reporting and originality.

The honor consists of an award to be presented in April at ENDO 2017: The Endocrine Society’s 99th Annual Meeting & Expo in Orlando, FL. The award recipient also will receive complimentary travel and hotel accommodations to attend the annual meeting.

Nomination forms, eligibility and submission requirements can be found at https://www.endocrine.org/news-room/journalism-award.To apply, please submit the completed nomination form and a digital copy of the article/work, whether published or taped, at https://www.endocrine.org/news-room/journalism-award. Submissions also can be emailed to media@endocrine.org.

Submissions must be received by Friday, December 9, 2016.

For more information, please contact:
Kristin Collins
Manager, Communications
The Endocrine Society
2055 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.971.3699
Email: kcollins@endocrine.org

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Endocrinologists are at the core of solving the most pressing health problems of our time, from diabetes and obesity to infertility, bone health, and hormone-related cancers. The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest and largest organization of scientists devoted to hormone research and physicians who care for people with hormone-related conditions.

The Society has more than 18,000 members, including scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in 122 countries. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit our site at www.endocrine.org. Follow us on Twitter at @TheEndoSociety and @EndoMedia.