Jeremy Olson and Paul Tosto have been awarded a Frank Premack Public Affairs Journalism Award for their series on the death of Dan Markingson in a clinical trial at the University of Minnesota.
The Premack judges wrote: “Through the eyes of one patient, this story shed considerable light on the complicated and competing interests between the development and path to market of new drugs, funding needs of the University and the integrity of medical research. The judges are hopeful that the new ethics task force implemented at the U of M is resulting in changes in conflict of interest policies.”
Winners will be honored at the Frank Premack Public Affairs Journalism Awards Program, held Monday, April 20, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. in the A.I. Johnson Room at McNamara Alumni Center.
Read the press release here.