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Glaser recipient of Michael DeBakey Journalism Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KPLC) -

KPLC's Britney Glaser is the recipient of a 2012-2013 Michael E. DeBakey Journalism Award.

The announcement was made Thursday by the Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR).

The awards are named in honor of FBR's late chairman, Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, a Lake Charles native and a world-renowned, groundbreaking cardiac surgeon.

According to a release from the foundation, the awards recognize "outstanding journalism that highlights the role of biomedical research that includes the humane and responsible use of animal models, cell cultures and computer modeling in recent medical discoveries and scientific breakthroughs."

Glaser won in the television category. Recipients were also named in print, online and radio.

Glaser's entry looked at McNeese State University research involving alligator blood, a potent antibiotic in lab testing. You can watch the video entry HERE.

"In 2001, FBR established the DeBakey Journalism Awards to honor journalists that help people understand how biomedical research leads to new medicines, therapies and cures that are extending and improving the lives of both people and animals," said FBR president Frankie Trull. "Twelve years later, the DeBakey Journalism Award is recognized as one of the most prestigious prizes in science writing. The awards are a wonderful opportunity for scientists and the media to converge in celebration of strides made in science and medicine."

Glaser will receive her award at a dinner in Washington, D.C. in May.

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