Jon Cohen, a contributing correspondent for Science magazine, has been awarded the 2012 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting for coverage of biomedicine--and especially for his reporting on the global AIDS epidemic.
The judges cited, in particular, stories Cohen has written for many years in advance of each of the international AIDS meetings. The stories, taken together, make up a kind of world atlas of the AIDS epidemic. (Those with access to Science magazine's website can see the most recent example here, written before the August, 2012 AIDS meeting in Washington, D.C.)
The award, administered by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, will be presented in October at the ScienceWriters2012 conference in Research Triangle, N.C.