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Freelance science and health journalist Rachael Moeller Gorman received The Endocrine Society’s annual Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism, the Society announced today.

Gorman, of Hingham, Mass., was honored last night at the Society’s 95th Annual Meeting & Expo in San Francisco, Calif., for her winning article, “Is Your Tap Water Safe?” The article appeared in the March 2012 issue of Good Housekeeping.

Established in 2008, the award was created to recognize outstanding reporting that enhances the public understanding of health issues pertaining to the field of endocrinology.

In her in-depth article, Gorman explored the many toxins and endocrine-disrupting chemicals present in municipal water sources and their impact on human health. She was recognized for her thorough research and her ability to communicate complex physiological processes in terms easily understood by the average reader.

The Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism consists of a presentation at the Society’s awards banquet, as well as travel and accommodations to attend the Society’s Annual Meeting currently being held in San Francisco, Calif. from June 15-18.

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Founded in 1916, The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest, largest and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology.  Today, The Endocrine Society’s membership consists of over 16,000 scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in more than 100 countries. Society members represent all basic, applied and clinical interests in endocrinology. The Endocrine Society is based in Chevy Chase, Maryland. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit our site at Follow us on Twitter at!/EndoMedia.