The National Association of Medical Communicators (NAMC) has
selected Robert Bazell, Chief Health and Science
Correspondent for NBC News for its 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award.
The honor was bestowed on Saturday, April 14, 2007, at NAMC’s
annual awards banquet in Tampa Bay, Florida.
For more than 30 years, Mr. Bazell has been reporting on health,
science, technology, and medicine throughout the United States
and around the world in both broadcast and print media.
"We can count on Mr. Bazell for accurate, timely reporting.
He is a television reporter who conveys solid scientific facts
in a way that the viewing public finds understandable and interesting. He
has a long-standing history of looking ahead and working on the
issues, not just responding to the medical hot topic of the day," said
Dr. Brian Doyle, NAMC President, on the selection of Mr. Bazell
to receive this award.
Mr. Bazell began his journalism career in 1971 as a writer for
the "News and Comment" section of Science magazine.
A year later, he moved to The New York Post as a reporter.
In 1976, before he joined NBC News, he was briefly a reporter with
WNBC-TV, the NBC television station in New York. He is a 1967 Phi
Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California at Berkeley
with a B.A. in biochemistry. He did graduate work in biology at
the University of Sussex, England, in 1969, and was awarded a doctoral
candidate degree in immunology at Berkeley.
Most recently, Mr. Bazell has written a book, HER-2: The Making
of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast Cancer.
Previous Lifetime Achievement Award winners include Drs. Timothy
Johnson and Art Ulene, both pioneer physician broadcasters.
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