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2012 class of AHCJ-National Library of Medicine fellows chosen Date: 08/16/12

Aug. 16, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COLUMBIA, MO. – Six journalists have been named to this year's class of AHCJ-National Library of Medicine fellows. The fellowship program was created to increase reporters' access and understanding of the considerable resources available at NLM and the National Institutes of Health.

The journalists chosen to take part this year are:

  • Cynthia Craft, senior health writer, The Sacramento Bee

  • Cathy Dombrowski, senior writer, Elsevier

  • Pamela Fayerman, medical/health issues reporter, The Vancouver Sun/Postmedia Network

  • Tamara Jeffries, freelance writer/editor, Greensboro, N.C.

  • Tina Reed, health reporter, The Capital (Annapolis, Md.)

  • Mary Ann Roser, medical writer, Austin American-Statesman

AHCJ-NLM FellowshipsTheir visit to the NIH campus, scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 4, will include hands-on workshops about how to use and get the most from several government research databases, such as PubMed, MedlinePlus, ClinicalTrials.gov and ToxNet. Fellows also will meet with senior NLM and NIH researchers and officials for exclusive informational sessions.

The fellows were selected from dozens of qualified applicants.

“The National Library of Medicine has some amazing resources and tools,” said AHCJ Executive Director Len Bruzzese. “Our fellows will be able to take these tools – and the contacts they meet – and put them to use right away.”

AHCJ is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing public understanding of health care issues. With more than 1,300 members, its mission is to improve the quality, accuracy and visibility of health care reporting, writing and editing. The association and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism are based at the Missouri School of Journalism.