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Science Education Website, Cancer Booklet Win Plain Language Award

April 2005

The NIEHS Environmental Health Science Education website and an NIEHS/NCI cancer booklet are 2004 Plain Language Award winners.

The NIH contest is designed to encourage a writing style that is easy to understand. Winners are rated as outstanding and excellent. It also lists honorable mentions. Both NIEHS entries rated excellent.

Team members for the Science Education website are: Liam O'Fallon, Beth Anderson, Sharon Beard, Michael Humble, Kimberly Thigpen-Tart, Susan Booker, Marian Johnson-Thompson, John Peterson, Lou Rozier, Gerard Roman, Stephanie Holmgren, Bill Jirles, Marcia Soward, Charle League, Darlene Dixon and Jackie Locklear.

Team members for "Cancer and the Environment: What You Need to Know, What You Can Do" are Nancy Nelson, Ellen Eisner, George Lucier, Ron Melnick; David Longfellow, Michael Alavanja, Diane Bloom and Susan Sieber.

The awards ceremony will be April 27 at the Clinical Center in Bethesda. The keynote address will be delivered by Judith Viorst, journalist, poet and author.

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