BETHESDA, Md--The American Medical Writers Association is accepting applications for the 1997 Rose Kushner Awards for Writing Achievement in the Field of Breast Cancer. A cash award of $1,000 for the winning entry in each of five categories will be provided through a grant from Zeneca Pharmaceuticals.
The awards were established in 1990 as a memorial tribute to Rose R. Kushner, a former member of the Association and a pioneer in breast cancer education and patient advocacy. A survivor of breast cancer for 16 years, Rose Kushner died on January 7, 1990, at the age of 60.
Award categories include published lay articles (newspapers or magazines), published scientific articles (journals), brochures and monographs, books (medical and lay audiences), and scripts for video, film, or radio (medical and lay audi-ences). Entries must have been published or shown from March 1996 through March 1997.
The competition is open to AMWA and non-AMWA members. Entries may be submitted by persons other than the writer, but the award, presented at the AMWA Annual Conference, goes only to the writer.
The deadline for entries is May 10, 1997. For more information, contact the American Medical Writers Association, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3998. Telephone: 301-493-0003; Fax: 301-493-6384.