Lewis Cope was a science writer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune for 29 years, and is now a freelance writer. He is a former president of the National Association of Science Writers. He is coauthor of the second edition of News & Numbers: A Guide to Reporting Statistical Claims and Controversies in Health and Other Fields. It is used as a college journalism textbook, as well as a resource by writers. Cope has received national awards from the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and other organizations. He is a graduate of Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Va., and spent a year as a science-writing fellow at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, New York City. He also is a former president of the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists.