We won an award

We won an award

We’re pretty chuffed here in the blog team. Last night this blog won the Association of Medical Research Charities annual science communication award, for best online research information.

The judges praised our “chatty style” and particularly liked our ‘myth-busting’ posts.

The whole competition was pretty stiff, and special mention is due to Breakthrough Breast Cancer, whose Breast Cancer: The Risk Factors leaflet deservedly won the overall award.

The other winners were:

Patient information leaflet
Breakthrough Breast Cancer – Breast Cancer Risk Factors: The Facts

Patient and public involvement
Multiple Sclerosis Society – MS Research Network

Research report for non-expert audience
Research into Ageing – The Disconnected Mind

Science reportage in an annual report or review
Parkinson’s Disease Society – Parkinson’s Disease Society of the UK Annual Report and Accounts 2007

Campaigning and public affairs
Motor Neurone Disease Association – MND Association Research Foundation

Use of design
Breakthrough Breast Cancer – Breast Cancer Risk Factors: The Facts

Innovative communication by small charities
Chronic Granulomatous Disorder Research Trust – News on the CGD research front – a collection of research stories’