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Journalists selected for 2009-10 AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellowships Date: 11/04/09

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Association of Health Care Journalists has announced the selection of the second class of AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellows. The 10 journalists will spend a week studying a variety of public health issues at two Atlanta campuses of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellowships logo

The fellowship program will include presentations, roundtable discussions and lab tours on epidemiology, global disease prevention efforts, obesity, vaccine safety, pandemic flu preparedness, autism and many other topics.

The 2009-2010 AHCJ-CDC fellows are:

  • Corey Binns, freelance, New York
  • Kate Dailey, Newsweek, New York
  • Vicky Eckenrode, StarNews, Wilmington, N.C.
  • Carin Gorrell, Self magazine, New York
  • Elaine Appleton Grant, New Hampshire Public Radio, Concord, N.H.
  • Daniel Keller, freelance, Glenside, Pa.
  • James T. Mulder, The Post-Standard, Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Ginger Rough, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix
  • Rebecca Ruiz, Forbes, New York
  • Mary Shedden, The Tampa Tribune, Tampa, Fla.

Fellows will tour the CDC director's National Emergency Operations Center, meet sources on policy and research and learn how to tap the agency's abundant resources to produce better stories. The training will take place in December at CDC's Atlanta and Chamblee campuses.

The CDC is charged with protecting public health and safety by preventing and controlling diseases and injuries; enhancing health decisions by providing credible information on critical health issues; and promoting healthy living through strong partnerships with local, national and international organizations.

AHCJ is a nonprofit membership organization of more than 1,100 journalists interested in health and health care. It conducts training and creates other educational materials through its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. AHCJ is housed at the Missouri School of Journalism.