Geoffrey Cowley joined Newsweek as a general editor in March 1988, was quickly promoted to senior writer, and has led Newsweek?s medical coverage since 1990, working both as a writer and an editor (promoted to senior editor in 1997) to produce groundbreaking articles on topics ranging from brain science to global health. His stories have won numerous awards and several have prompted government action.
In recent years, Cowley?s work has helped Newsweek win several nominations for the National Magazine Award, the most prestigious prize in U.S. magazine journalism. His contributions include a 2002 special report on integrative medicine, a 1998 cover story on the science of memory, and 1997 cover stories on heart disease and childhood asthma. His other professional honors include a National Press Club Consumer Journalism Award, a second-place National Headliner Award, a New York Press Club Feature Award, and an Award for Excellence (Best Feature Reporting) from the Society for Professional Journalists/New York City Chapter.
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