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NIH Publications Win ‘Blue Pencil’ Awards

Understanding Sleep (Brain Basics)
Understanding Sleep (Brain Basics)

Two NIH publications recently won first-place honors in the annual Blue Pencil and Gold Screen Awards presented by the National Association of Government Communicators.

The NINDS publication Understanding Sleep won Most Improved Publication. “I was very pleased to see NINDS was recognized for our total redesign and rewrite of text [originally] presented on 8½ x 11-inch glossy paper to an extremely colorful, illustrated, reader-friendly fold-out booklet,” said Paul Girolami of the NINDS communications office.

The NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen First Place award
The NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen First Place award

Winning first place in the e-newsletter category was the NIEHS Environmental Factor.

“This is a terrific honor for the institute and for our newsletter team,” said Christine Bruske Flowers, director of NIEHS’s Office of Communications and Public Liaison. “NIEHS supports a tremendously broad research portfolio, and our writers, editors, photographer and webpage designers do a fabulous job of presenting that research to the world each month in our newsletter.”

The NINDS brochure can be viewed at The NIEHS e-newsletter is at

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