October 20, 2006

VUMC science magazine wins national award

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Lens, Vanderbilt University Medical Center's research magazine, has won a 2006 Global Media Award for Excellence from the Population Institute for its summer issue on global health.

Editor Bill Snyder will accept the award for Best Periodical during a ceremony Dec. 6 in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

The Population Institute is an international, non-profit organization that works to achieve "a world population in balance with a healthy global environment."

The annual Global Media Awards are given to recognize "outstanding contributions to greater awareness of population, environment and resource issues."

Other awardees include USA Today, Best Major Daily; NOVA's "Rx for Survival," Best TV Documentary; and Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth," Best Film Documentary.

Previous winners in the Best Periodical Category have included Scientific American and TIME Magazine.

Launched in 2003, Lens is published twice a year and distributed nationally to a diverse audience that includes research scientists, physicians, government officials, corporate executives and the lay public.