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Vol. LVIII, No. 13
June 30, 2006
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NIH Communicators Score Well in National Awards

 
  NIH News in Health won honors, as did some of its contents, in the recent NAGC Blue Pencil Awards competition.
The National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) recently announced final results of its 2005 Blue Pencil/Gold Screen Awards competition and NIH hauled home lots of hardware. In fact, NIH won more honors than any other agency of the Department of Health and Human Services. Every year, NAGC hosts the awards that recognize the best in writing, editing, photography, speechwriting, video and other communication specialties produced by local, state and federal governments. More than 600 entries were submitted for 2005. Below are categories and winners that included NIH'ers.

Blue Pencil Winners (Publications)

Feature Article — Second Place (tie), "Hidden Persuaders: The Mindless Eating that Adds Pounds," Office of Communications and Public Liaison, OD, Marcia Doniger, Harrison Wein; Margaret Georgiann, Whim Whams Illustration Studio.

Award of Excellence (tie), "The End of One Size Fits All Medicine? Personalized Medicine Showing Promise," Harrison Wein, OCPL; Alison Davis, Alisa Zapp Machalek, NIGMS.

Soft Cover Book/50 pages or more — First Place (tie), Inside the Cell, NIGMS, Alisa Zapp Machalek, Alison Davis, Kirstie Saltsman. Second Place, Aging Hearts and Arteries: A Scientific Quest, Doug Dollemore, National Institute on Aging; John Vance, Levine and Associates; Freddi Karp, NIA.

Soft Cover Book/17 to 49 pages — Second Place, Working with Your Older Patient, Freddi Karp, Janice Lynch Schuster, NIA; John Vance, Levine and Associates.

Soft Cover Book/17 to 49 pages — First Place, Can Alzheimer's Disease Be Prevented?, Patricia D. Lynch, NIA; David Burton, Johnson, Bassin and Shaw.

Brochures/Booklets — Second Place, Findings (September 2005 issue), NIGMS, Alison Davis, Emily Carlson; Award of Excellence (tie), What I Need to Know About Diarrhea, National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, Heather Wallace, Kathy Kranzfelder.

External Newsletter — Second Place, NIH News in Health, Harrison Wein, OCPL; Bryan Ewsichek, ORS/MAPB; Margaret Georgiann, Whim Whams Illustration Studio.

Most Improved Publication — First Place, Inside the Cell, NIGMS, Alisa Zapp Machalek, Alison Davis, Kirstie Saltsman. Second Place, NIH News in Health, Harrison Wein, OCPL; Bryan Ewsichek, ORS/MAPB; Margaret Georgiann, Whim Whams Illustration Studio.

News Release — First Place, "Diet, Exercise, Stimulating Environment Help Old Dogs Learn," Doug Dollemore, NIA.

Special Product — Award of Excellence (tie), Diabetic Eye Disease - An Educator's Guide, National Eye Institute, Rosemary Janiszewski, Linda Huss, Leslie Rivera; Biomedical Beat Bookmark, Emily Carlson, Ann Dieffenbach, NIGMS.

Gold Screen Winners (Video, Multimedia or Internet Products)

Video News Release — First Place, Video "Bites and B-roll" package on Amblyopia, NEI, Judith Stein; Edith Wooten, Patricia Cook, Ogilvy PR Worldwide.

Best Use of Animation — Award of Excellence, Age-related Macular Degeneration Animation, NEI, Judith Stein; Edith Wooten, Patricia Cook, Ogilvy PR Worldwide.

Web Site I — Second Place, NIGMS Web Site, NIGMS Office of Communications and Public Liaison; Award of Excellence (tie), HINTS Web Site, NCI Division of Cancer Control and Population Science, Mary Schwarz, MMG; Bradford Hesse, Rick Moser, NCI.

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