Gastel recognized for science communications

About Pia Christensen

Pia Christensen (@AHCJ_Pia) is the managing editor/online services for AHCJ. She manages the content and development of healthjournalism.org, coordinates AHCJ's social media efforts and edits and manages production of association guides, programs and newsletters.

AHCJ member Barbara Gastel, M.D., M.P.H., has been selected to be the 2010 recipient of the John P. McGovern Science and Society Award, presented by the Scientific Research Society in recognition of outstanding contributions in communicating science.

Dr. Barbara Gastel

Dr. Barbara Gastel

Gastel, a professor in the Veterinary Integrative Biosciences department at Texas A&M University, coordinates the university’s master’s degree program in science and technology journalism.

She wrote a primer on evidence-based medical reporting for AHCJ that helps journalists find, read and evaluate journal articles. She also has been a speaker on similar topics at AHCJ conferences.

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