On Nov. 28, Simar Bajaj ’20 received the Foreign Press Association’s Science Story of the Year award, for a piece he penned for The Guardian in August about pig-to-human heart transplants. Bajaj, who currently attends Harvard University, went to London to receive the award in person. A video has been posted of Bajaj receiving the award, as well as some of his remarks. The FPA is the world’s oldest press organization, dating back to 1888. Bajaj is the youngest awardee in the organization’s history.
Bajaj began pursuing science journalism during the summer of 2022, publishing pieces in Smithsonian Magazine and The Washington Post in addition his story for The Guardian. He was previously published in Nature and the New England Journal of Medicine. These and other writings can be found on Bajaj’s website.