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October 14, 1983

Gunby wins science-writing award

JAMA. 1983;250(14):1816. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03340140010006

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Phil Gunby, senior associate editor of JAMA MEDICAL NEWS, is one of six winners of the 1983 Howard W. Blakeslee Awards for science journalism given by the American Heart Association (AHA).

The awards were established by the AHA in 1952 to honor a former Associated Press science editor and cofounder of the National Association of Science Writers.

Gunby's award-winning stories were "It's Not Fishy: Fruit of the Sea May Foil Cardiovascular Disease" (JAMA [MEDICAL NEWS] 1982;247:729-731) and "New Trials to Further Evaluate Intracoronary Use of Streptokinase" (JAMA [MEDICAL NEWS] 1982;248:805-806, 811).

The other five winners are Lawrence K. Altman, MD, The New York Times; Matt Clark and a team of correspondents, Newsweek; Twila Van Leer, The Deseret News, Salt Lake City; John Angelides and Margery Manning, KMOX Radio, St Louis; and station WKCY-TV, Cleveland.

Gunby—who will receive a plaque and $1,000—won the award in the category of medical and