September 6, 2002

News and Public Affairs wins national awards

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Mary Beth Gardiner

Nancy Humphrey

Nancy Humphrey

Vanderbilt University Medical Center News and Public Affairs was honored recently in the Association of American Medical Colleges’ 32nd Annual Awards for Excellence competition.

Science writer Mary Beth Gardiner received the Award of Excellence, the competition’s highest honor, for her article, “A Rare Find,” a profile of VUMC researcher Jackie Corbin. The feature article appeared in the Nov. 30 issue of the Reporter.

Vanderbilt Medicine, edited by Nancy Humphrey, won an Award of Distinction in the competition. Vanderbilt Medicine, published three times a year, is the alumni publication of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The publication also won a Silver Medal CASE award in 2000 for special constituency magazines.

“These awards recognize the talent and dedication of this department, and especially these two staff members” said Bill Hance, director of VUMC News and Public Affairs. “Both awards are much-deserved.”

The awards reception will be held at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco on Nov. 9.

The Association of American Medical Colleges is a non-profit association founded in 1876 to work for reform in medical education. Originally representing only medical schools, the AAMC represents the nation’s 125 accredited medical schools, nearly 400 major teaching hospitals, more than 105,000 faculty in 98 academic and scientific societies, and the nation’s 66,000 medical students and 97,000 residents.