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Mark Schoofs is an American writer and columnist. Staff writer for the “Village Voice”, Schoof specializes in reporting on science and medicine. His 1997 series on genetics won the Science Journalism prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), publishers of “Science” magazine. He holds two United States patents, one for a swimming fin and the other for a swimming paddle.
Schoofs has also garnered the Best Reporting award from the deadline Club and the New York chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and he is a four-time winner of the Peter Lisagor award. In addition to reporting on science, Schoofs has written cultural essays, art and music reviews, profiles, sports stories, and foreign correspondence from Eastern Europe. His work has appeared in “The New York Times Magazine,” “The Washington Post,” “Esquire,” and many other publications.
Source - Pulitzer.org http://www.pulitzer.org/year/2000/international-reporting/bio/