Award Winners




"Victoria Gray's Journey" Dec. 25, 2019


"Doctors Use CRISPR To Treat Patient With Genetic Disorder" July 29, 2019

"A Year In, 1st Patient To Get Gene Editing For Sickle Cell Disease Is Thriving" June 23, 2020

In three stories from NPR’s “All Things Considered,” Rob Stein and his colleagues Joe Neel and Jane Greenhalgh told the story of Victoria Gray, a patient with sickle cell disease who received the first use of a groundbreaking new CRISPR treatment for her genetic disorder. Stein followed the emotional narrative with grace and care, exploring both the science and the impact that science has on human lives. The third piece of the series followed up with Gray a year later, during a pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests. Rich Monastersky, chief features editor for Nature in Washington, D...Read more



"Staying Healthy May Mean Learning To Love Our Microbiomes" - 22 July 2013

"From Birth, Our Microbes Become As Personal As A Fingerprint" - 9 Sept. 2013

"Getting Your Microbes Analyzed Raises Big Privacy Issues" - 4 Nov. 2013



As part of his continuing reporting on the collection of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microbes that we all harbor, Rob Stein told his listeners about the positive benefits we can derive from our microbiome, the distinctly personal nature of our microbial ecosystems, and the privacy issues that loom now that individuals can readily and inexpensively get their microbes analyzed. One of the pieces included an imaginary bus tour through the microscopic world of the body. Judge Marc Kaufman, a science writer for The Washington Post and other publications, called...Read more