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Dr Suzi Gage receives AAAS Award for Public Engagement with Science

14 February 2017

We’re extremely proud to announce that former MRC IEU researcher Suzi Gage has been awarded the 2016 AAAS Award for Public Engagement with Science. As well as being a widely published science writer with her own space on the Guardian’s Science Blog,  Suzi has spent the last year producing her popular podcast series Say Why to Drugs. In it she explores a different recreational drug in each episode and aims to counter misinformation and myths surrounding various substances in an attempt to dispel myth and promote facts surrounding drug use.

The award which was established in 1987 to recognises notable scientists and engineers who make outstanding contributions to the "popularisation of science". Former winners have included Neil deGrasse Tyson UCL’s Mark Miodownik.

Suzi, who was nominated by Programme Lead Marcus Munafo says “I am absolutely thrilled, a little overwhelmed and extremely honoured to have been awarded this prize from AAAS. I'm really proud of the podcast but I really didn't expect it to take off in the way it has - so it's brilliant to know people are enjoying it!” 

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