Recent awards and fellowships won by SHERP graduates, students and faculty
June 3, 2021
SHERP student wins NASW scholarship
Delger Erdenesanaa (SHERP 2021) has been awarded one of three Diversity Summer Fellowships presented by the National Association of Science Writers. She is interning this summer at Inside Climate News covering environmental justice.
April 26, 2021
Incoming SHERP student is NYU’s first McCormick scholar
Deborah Balthazar is the inaugural NYU recipient of the Anne O’Hare McCormick Memorial Fund Scholarship. The $3,000 award is given in honor of Fund board member emerita Elizabeth “Betsy” Wade, the first woman to edit news copy at the New York Times.
April 23, 2021
SHERP prof to lead science writing council
Robin Lloyd, who teaches the SHERP Writing and Reporting Workshop I class, is the newly elected president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, a nonprofit organization working to increase the quality and quantity of science news reaching the public.
December 23, 2020
SHERP alum longlisted for major science book award
Bijal Trivedi (SHERP 1998) has been long-listed for the Pen/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award for her new book Breath from Salt: A Deadly Genetic Disease, a New Era in Science, and the Patients and Families Who Changed Medicine Forever.
June 27, 2020
Incoming SHERP student wins outdoor writing fellowship
Delger Erdenesanaa has been awarded a Bodie McDowell Scholarship from the Outdoor Writers Association of America.
February 6, 2020
Three SHERP faculty members honored at National Magazine Awards
A group that included Rene Ebersole won the personal service category for Audubon stories on climate change activism. Robin Marantz Henig was a finalist in the same category for her Oprah Magazine story on menopause. John Rennie is deputy editor at Quanta, which was a finalist for general excellence.
September 28, 2019
SHERP alum wins national science reporting award
Arielle Duhaime-Ross (SHERP 2013) has won a 2019 Science in Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers. She won the science features category for her story for Vice News about sewage problems in rural Alabama.
September 23, 2019
SHERP graduate wins national medical reporting prize
Apoorva Mandavilli (SHERP 1999) has won one of the world’s top medical reporting awards: the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting from the Council to Advance Science Writing. She was honored for several recently published
August 15, 2019
Three SHERP graduates finalists in national science reporting contest
Antonio Regalado (SHERP 1994), Melinda Wenner Moyer (SHERP 2006) and Naveena Sadasivam (SHERP 2013) have been named finalists in the 2019 National Academies Science Communication Awards for these three stories.
August 6, 2019
SHERP professor wins national award for science writing in medicine
Melinda Wenner Moyer, a 2006 SHERP graduate who is now a SHERP professor, has won the 2019 Bricker Award for Science Writing in Medicine. In accepting the award, she gave a talk on the “joys and trials of science writing”.
July 30, 2019
Three SHERP grads place in national environmental reporting awards
Rachel Nuwer (SHERP 2011), Apoorva Mandavilli (SHERP 1999) and Arielle Duhaime-Ross (SHERP 2013) have been named finalists in the 2019 Society of Environmental Journalists Awards for Reporting on the Environment, for stories about wildlife poaching, the aftermath of the Bhopal disaster, pollution in the rural South, and other work.
March 27, 2019
SHERP graduates and students win health care journalism awards
Melinda Wenner Moyer (SHERP 2006) and 2017 SHERP graduates Ashley Lyles, Dan Robitzski, Cici Zhang and Emiliano Rodriguez Mega all won 2019 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism, presented by the Association of Health Care Journalists for these stories. Moyer won second place in the health policy category for her Scientific American feature about poverty and infectious disease. The other four won 1st place in the student category for an Undark story they researched while attending SHERP about efforts to manipulate the drug approval process.
January 24, 2019
SHERP alum wins major science journalism award
Shannon Hall (SHERP 2015) has won the David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism, bestowed by the American Geophysical Union for a Scientific American story about the search for tectonic activity on other planets.
November 27, 2018
SHERP grad chosen as a fellow of AAAS
Karen McNulty Walsh (SHERP 1989), a science writer at Brookhaven National Laboratory, has been elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in the General Interest in Science and Engineering section.
September 18, 2018
Two SHERP alums finalists for national science writing award
Frederik Joelving and Lynne Peeples (both SHERP 2009) have been named finalists in the National Association of Science Writers’ Science in Society awards. Joelving was honored for a Slate story about drug testing, while Peeples was honored for an Undark story about the environmental and health risks of lead ammunition.
August 2, 2018
SHERP graduate wins environmental reporting award
Rachel Nuwer (SHERP 2011) has won first place in the beat reporting category of the 17th annual Society of Environmental Journalists Awards for Reporting on the Environment. She was recognized for her stories on the wildlife tr