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2021

George Polk Awards

Helen Branswell won the George Polk Award in the public service category for her “relentless coverage” of all aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pulitzer Prizes

Helen Branswell, Andrew Joseph, and the late Sharon Begley were named Pulitzer Prize finalists in the breaking news reporting category “for their prescient, expert and accessible coverage of the emergence of COVID-19, sounding the alarm on the potential spread and potency of the virus.”

Edward R. Murrow Awards

STAT was recognized with the Murrow Award for overall excellence in the large digital journalism category for its coverage of Covid-19, “one of the biggest stories of our lifetimes.”

Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting

Awarded to Helen Branswell for her coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic.

National Headliner Awards

Eric Boodman won first place in the digital features category for his story, “In the Covid-19 death of a hospital food worker, a microcosm of the pandemic.” Helen Branswell and Sharon Begley won third place for online pandemic coverage.

Society of Professional Journalists New America Award

Eric Boodman won for his story, “In the Covid-19 death of a hospital food worker, a microcosm of the pandemic.”

Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award

Nicholas St. Fleur won the annual prize for young science journalists for his reporting, particularly on topics around race, medicine, and research.

Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing “Best in Business” Awards

Nicholas Florko won first place in the newsletter category for D.C. Diagnosis, STAT’s weekly newsletter on the politics and policy of medicine.

Editor & Publisher EPPY Awards

Best business coverage in division for “Groundbreaking Coverage of Momentous Alzheimer’s Drug Approval”

Best enterprise video in division for “Why I Got a Colonoscopy So Young”

Best mobile news app in division

WAN-IFRA North American Digital Media Awards

Morning Rounds won first place for Best Newsletter and was also the small/local publisher winner in that category. STAT was the small/local publisher winner for Best in Audience Engagement as well as for Best News Website.

Association of Health Care Journalists Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism

Casey Ross, Rebecca Robbins, Erin Brodwin, and Dominic Smith won third place in the consumer/feature category for coverage of artificial intelligence in medicine.

2020

Editor & Publisher EPPY Awards

Best in division for online-only news website

Best business/finance website in division

Best business reporting in division for “The Pandemic: An Historic Business Story”

Best use of data/infographics in division for the Covid-19 Tracker, in partnership with Applied XL

News Leaders Association Deborah Howell Award for Writing Excellence

Eric Boodman won for a collection of his writing about medicine, including a story about the aftermath of a baby’s death from SIDS, and “The Medicine Hunters.”

National Society of Newspaper Columnists column-writing contest

Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu won second place for general interest online columns, for two of her Off the Charts columns about her experiences as a resident physician and a new mother.

AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism

Eric Boodman won in the online/multimedia category for “The Medicine Hunters.”

Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing “Best in Business” Awards

Eric Boodman won first place in the health/science category and honorable mention in the feature category for “The Medicine Hunters.”

Matthew Herper won honorable mention in the commentary/opinion category for articles on drug pricing and drug development.

WAN-IFRA North American Digital Media Awards

STAT won for Best Paid Content Strategy: “Evolving consumer revenue: From subscriptions to summits.”

2019

AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Gold Award

Sharon Begley won in the online category for a series of stories about how fierce loyalty to the prevailing hypothesis on the origin of Alzheimer’s disease likely has hampered progress toward a cure.

Editor & Publisher Eppy Awards

STAT’s “The Readout Loud” won for best podcast.

National Headliner Awards

Dom Smith and Sharon Begley won second place for their video explainer: “How CRISPR works, explained in two minutes.”

National Association of Science Writers Diane McGurgan Service Award

Shraddha Chakradhar co-won the award for her contributions of time and effort to promoting diversity in the science writing community.

WAN-IFRA North American Digital Media Awards

STAT won for Best Paid Content Strategy: “From IBM to Health Tech: Our journey to creating a new cross-channel vertical.”

2018

Gerald Loeb Awards

Ed Silverman won in the commentary category for a collection of “The Pharmalot View” columns. Rebecca Robbins was a finalist for beat reporting for “Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong’s Business Empire.”

Association of Health Care Journalists Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism

Helen Branswell won first place in beat reporting for coverage of infectious diseases and global health.

Society of American Business Editors and Writers

STAT won first place for General Excellence “for the breadth and quality of coverage, a powerful marriage of deep reporting with lively, engaging writing.”

Science in Society Journalism Award — National Association of Science Writers

Eric Boodman won in the science category for his story, “Accidental Therapists: For Insect Detectives, the Trickiest Cases Involve the Bugs That Aren’t Really There.” Judges called it “a gripping read,” “vivid,” and “masterful.”

WAN-IFRA North American Digital Media Awards

STAT won Best in Social Media Engagement for STAT Madness.

Goldsmith Investigative Reporting Prize

David Armstrong of STAT and Evan Allen of the Boston Globe were named finalists for “The Addiction Trade,” a series of stories on the addiction treatment industry.

National Headliner Awards

STAT won Best Online Video (10 Minutes or Longer) for the documentary “Runnin’.”

Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston

STAT won the Audience Award (Shorts Program) for the documentary “Runnin’.”

Hastings Center Awards for Excellence in Journalism on Ethics and Reprogenetics

Andrew Joseph named runner-up for his story “A baby with a disease gene or no baby at all.”

Webby Awards

Hyacinth Empinado was named a nominee in the science & education video category for “Drawing life at its start, cell by cell.”

2017

Online News Association Online Journalism Awards

David Armstrong, Matthew Orr, and the STAT project team won in the feature category for “Dope Sick,” an immersive and raw narrative about best friends from a Toledo, Ohio, suburb who stumble into the world of opioids; one ends up dead, the other jailed for involuntary manslaughter.

Carl Zimmer and the STAT project team won in the explanatory reporting category for “Game of Genomes,” a 13-part series that enlisted two dozen scientists to explore Carl’s own genome using the latest techniques to discover genetic mutations and even stretches of DNA inherited from Neanderthals.

Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting

Awarded to Sharon Begley for a collection of her work.

Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award for Young Science Journalists

Awarded to Eric Boodman for a collection of his work.

American Society of Magazine Editors Next Awards for Journalists Under 30

Awarded to Eric Boodman for a collection of his work.

NIHCM Foundation Health Care Digital Media Award

David Armstrong, Matthew Orr, and Natalia Bronshtein won for coverage of the opioid crisis.

GlobeDocs Film Festival

STAT won the Audience Award (Shorts Program) for the documentary “Runnin’.”

Webby Awards

STAT was named a nominee in the health website category.

2016

AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Gold Award

Charles Piller and Natalia Bronshtein won in the online category for “Failure to Report,” an investigation of ClinicalTrials.gov, the government website that tracks clinical trials and their results.

Society of American Business Editors and Writers Best in Business Award

David Armstrong won in the health/science category for coverage of the national opioid addiction crisis, including stories on the marketing of OxyContin, its manufacturer’s efforts to thwart prescribing restrictions, and the death of a woman from high doses of legal fentanyl prescribed “off label.”

Online News Association Online Journalism Awards

David Armstrong and Matthew Orr won in the sports category for an examination of how college athletes with repeated concussions are allowed to continue playing despite serious risks to their health.