||Acting director Dr. Ruth Kirschstein will host the occasion honoring the winners of the second annual NIH Plain Language Awards. More than 100 nominations, including web sites, speeches, manuals, posters, and other written products were submitted in response to Kirschstein's call for entries to the plain language competition.
Prior to the distribution of awards, special guest Susan Dentzer will speak about the power of language and the challenge of communicating science information clearly. Dentzer is a correspondent with PBS's NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, where she leads a unit dedicated to providing coverage of health care and health policy. Issues she has reported on include medical education, medical errors, rural health care, AIDS, mental illness, genetics research and binge drinking on college campuses, among others.
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