AHCJ members honored with recent awards

Pia Christensen

About Pia Christensen

Pia Christensen (@AHCJ_Pia) is the managing editor/online services for AHCJ. She manages the content and development of healthjournalism.org, coordinates social media efforts of AHCJ and assists with the editing and production of association guides, programs and newsletters.

AHCJ members Daniel M. Keller, Ph.D., and Eric T. Rosenthal won the 2011 APEX News Series Writing Award for Publication Excellence for their five-part Oncology Times series, “Proton Beam Radiation Therapy: Implications for Cancer.” Earlier the series received a bronze award for Best Feature Article Series from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors.


Two AHCJ members were honored in the National Association of Black Journalists’ 2011 Salute to Excellence Awards in four categories:

  • Magazine – Single Topic Series: “State of Our Girls,” Yanick Rice Lamb, Kendra Lee, Demene Millner, Eisa Ulen, Heart & Soul Magazine
  • Magazine – Specialty: “Cleanse Craze,” Yanick Rice Lamb, Kendra Lee, Robin Stone, Heart & Soul Magazine
  • Magazine – Art & Design: Page Design: “Spa Special,” Yanick Rice Lamb, Kendra Lee, Debra Moore, Heart & Soul Magazine
  • Television – Specialty: “Food Deserts Fuel U.S. Health Crisis,” Betty Ann Bowser, Bridget DeSimone, Murrey Jacobson and Linda Winslow, PBS Newshour

AHCJ member M.B. Pell was among the winners of the 2011 Awards for Reporting on the Environment presented by the Society of Environmental Journalists:

Kevin Carmody Award for Outstanding In-depth Reporting, Large Market

3rd Place: “Fueling Fears” by Jim Morris, Senior Reporter; Chris Hamby, Reporter; Center for Public Integrity, and M.B. Pell, Staff Writer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, in partnership with ABC News, working with reporter Matthew Mosk and correspondent Brian Ross.
Use of Toxic Acid Puts Millions at Risk
Regulatory Flaws, Repeated Violations Put Oil Refinery Workers at Risk

Outstanding Single Story

Honorable Mention: “Renegade Refiner” by Jim Morris, Senior Reporter, and Emma Schwartz, Reporter, Center for Public Integrity; and M. B. Pell, Staff Writer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.