Freelance journalist and author
Prize-winning journalist Beryl Lieff Benderly has written the "Taken for Granted" column on the scientific labor force and career for "Science Careers" on the Science website since 2003. Her hundreds of articles have also appeared in Scientific American, Scientific American Mind, Discover, Undark, Prism, Slate, the Washington Post, the New York Times and many other prominent publications. The author or co-author of eight trade books, including The Growth of the Mind with Stanley I. Greenspan; In Her Own Right: The Institute of Medicine Guide to Women's Health Issues; Challenging the Breast Cancer Legacy with Renee Royak-Schaler; and the classic Dancing Without Music: Deafness in America (in print since 1980), she is working on her ninth as a non-resident visiting scholar at the John J. Heldreth Center of Rutgers University. Organizations including IEEE-USA, the American Association of University Professors, the American Psychological Association, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and Radcliffe College have given Benderly awards for her writing on the scientific labor force, biomedical engineering, cancer genetics, depression, women's health, electronic medical records, apes that use sign language, and other topics. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.