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Joanne Silberner Wins Another Award for Cancer Series
"Cancer's Lonely Soldier in Uganda: Part I of V" was featured on PRI and also featured online by PBS Newshour. This is a still shot from the video. Images by Joanne Silberner, Jacqueline Koch and Fred Hutchinson.
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Published September 5, 2013
Rebecca Gibian
Joanne Silberner, a Pulitzer Center grantee, and David Baron, health and science editor for PRI's The World, won a 2013 Communication Award from The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine for a radio series on cancer in the developing world. The work includes "​Cancer's Lonely Soldier,​" "Pink Ribbons to Haiti," "An Ounce of Prevention​," and "The Infectious Connection​." The five-part Pulitzer Center-supported series aired on PRI's The World.
Silberner and Baron were chosen "for shining a light on the hidden toll cancer takes in impoverished nations, killing more people than HIV, malaria, and TB combined."
The Communication Awards have been supported by the W.M. Keck Foundation since 2003 as part of the Keck Futures Initiative. Each comes with a $20,000 prize and recognizes excellence in reporting and communicating science, engineering, and medicine to the general public. This year, there were approximately 300 print, broadcast and online entries.
The winners will be honored at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, DC on October 16.
Silberner was also recently awarded the 2013 European School of Oncology’s (ESO) Best Cancer Reporter Award.
Cancer in the Developing World: The Economics of a Disease
More people in poor countries die from cancer than from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Joanne Silberner looks at the human toll of cancer, and possible solutions.
November 5, 2013 / NPR
In Uganda, "Cancer Is Death"
Joanne Silberner
We're used to hearing about malaria, even HIV/AIDS when it comes to health concerns of Africa. But it might surprise you to know that cancer is growing as a leading cause of death.
October 14, 2013 /
'Go to where the silence is and say something': Silberner visits DC classrooms
Amanda Ottaway
Award-winning global health reporter had some wise words for DC students when she visited their classrooms last week.
Rebecca Gibian
Rebecca is a recent graduate from Guilford College, where she received a degree with high honors in English and Psychology. While at Guilford, she worked for the award-winning student-run newspaper...
Joanne Silberner
Joanne Silberner is a freelance public radio reporter and artist-in-residence at the University of Washington. She has a bachelor's degree in biology from Johns Hopkins University, a master's in...
Africa, Asia, Caribbean
Haiti, India, Uganda
Investigative, Culture, Poverty, Public Health
General news, Project news, Awards
"We will illuminate dark places and, with a deep sense of responsibility, interpret these troubled times."