Longtime AHCJ member Eileen Beal was awarded a MetLife Journalists in Aging Fellowship to attend the Gerontological Society of America annual conference in San Diego in November. Selection for the fellowship – awarded this year to 18 journalists – was based on in-depth proposals to a committee of gerontologists and journalists. Beal’s proposal focused on the growing specter of financial elder abuse and the articles she’ll be writing will be published in Today’s Caregiver Magazine. In addition, Beal will produce articles on health care workforce issues – specifically the ability of health professionals to deliver skilled geriatric care – for Allhealthcarejobs.com.
Victoria Elliott has taken a position as senior research associate at the AMA’s Council on Long Range Planning and Development. Elliot was at American Medical News for nearly 13 years and a journalist for more than 25 years.
Barbara Feder Ostrov has left ReportingonHealth.org to be the communications officer for the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health in Palo Alto, Calif. She will work on children’s health policy, pediatric medical research and kids’ health data issues.
Lara Salahi was awarded the 2012 Jacque Minnotte Health Reporting Fellowship. She also started a new online column for The Boston Globe on pregnancy, called Ultra Sound Pregnancy.