Two AHCJ members earn Canada fellowships

Andrew Van Dam

About Andrew Van Dam

Andrew Van Dam of The Wall Street Journal previously worked at the AHCJ offices while earning his master’s degree at the Missouri School of Journalism, and he has blogged for Covering Health ever since.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research have announced all 18 recipients for their 2011 Journalism Awards, and two AHCJ members are among those who have earned fellowships worth as much as $20,000 Canadian to pursue health journalism projects.

Pamela Fayerman of The Vancouver Sun and Postmedia earned a fellowship to report on medical research and accountability (tweet your congratulations to @MedicineMatters), while independent journalist Meredith Levine will use her fellowship to report on vestibular disorders. Other winners included a trio of CBC reporters, who will focus on neuroscience, palliative care and medical tourism, as well as 10 freelancers, two of whom are focusing specifically upon the unique challenges of health care delivery in northern Canada.

This is the fourth year these fellowships have been awarded. Journalists looking to apply for a 2012 award can find more information at CIHR’s website.

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