Congratulate this year’s conference fellowship recipients #ahcj13

Len Bruzzese

About Len Bruzzese

Len Bruzzese is the executive director of AHCJ and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. He also is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and serves on the executive committee of the Council of National Journalism Organizations.

The Association of Health Care Journalists has awarded more than 100 fellowships to help journalists attend its annual conference, Health Journalism 2013. The fellowship recipients are:Health Journalism 2013

2013 AHCJ-California Health Journalism Fellowships

Congratulations to our AHCJ-California Health Journalism fellows. We were able to support these fellows this year thanks to funding from The California HealthCare Foundation.

  • Lisa Aliferis, health editor, KQED-San Francisco
  • Cheryl Clark, senior quality editor, HealthLeaders Media, San Diego
  • Cynthia Craft, senior writer, The Sacramento Bee
  • Robert Fulton, independent journalist, Los Angeles
  • Anna Gorman, staff writer, Los Angeles Times
  • Lori Houston, editor, Pacific Health Magazine, Santa Rosa
  • Shuka Kalantari, health outreach coordinator, KQED-San Francisco
  • Katherine Kam, independent journalist, San Francisco
  • Mina Kim, health reporter, KQED-San Francisco
  • Lisa Krieger, health reporter, San Jose Mercury News
  • Stephanie O’Neill, health care reporter, KPCC-Los Angeles
  • Millicent Ozdaglar, special projects manager, KCRA-Sacramento
  • Colleen Paretty, executive editor, WebMD Magazine
  • Gerri Shaftel Constant, medical producer, KTTV-Los Angeles
  • Ron Shinkman, editor, Payers & Providers, Burbank
  • Paul Sisson, staff writer, Union Tribune (San Diego)
  • Paul Tullis, independent journalist, Los Angeles
  • Jocelyn Wiener, independent journalist, Oakland
  • Lisa Zamosky, independent journalist, Los Angeles
  • Janet Zimmerman, reporter, The Press-Enterprise, Riverside

2013 AHCJ-Colorado Health Journalism Fellowships

Congratulations to our AHCJ-Colorado Health Journalism fellows. We were able to support these fellows this year thanks to funding from The Colorado Health Foundation.

  • Pat Ferrier, reporter, Fort Collins Coloradoan
  • Katie McCrimmon, health reporter, Solutions
  • Kevin Vaughan, senior reporter, I-News Network, Denver
  • Eric Whitney, health reporter, Colorado Public Radio, Centennial

2013 AHCJ-Missouri Health Journalism Fellowships

Congratulations to our AHCJ-Missouri Health Journalism fellows. We were able to support these fellows this year thanks to funding from The Missouri Foundation for Health.

  • Blythe Bernhard, reporter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Lola Butcher, independent journalist, Springfield
  • Jim Doyle, reporter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Elana Gordon, health reporter, KCUR-Kansas City
  • Melinda Hemmelgarn, independent journalist, Columbia
  • Olivia Ingle, reporter, News Tribune, Jefferson City
  • Sandra Jordan, health reporter, St. Louis American
  • Meryl McKean, health reporter, WDAF-Kansas City
  • Shannon Miller, anchor/reporter, KOLR-Springfield
  • Lekan Oguntoyinbo, independent journalist, Columbia
  • Sarah Okeson, reporter, Springfield News-Leader
  • Katherine Reed, health editor, The (Columbia) Missourian
  • Alan Scher Zagier, reporter, The Associated Press
  • Rebecca Smith, student, Truman State University
  • Abbey Sussell, student, University of Missouri
  • Tracy Tabb, managing editor, AOA News

2013 AHCJ-New York Health Journalism Fellowships

Congratulations to our AHCJ-New York Health Journalism fellows. We were able to support these fellows this year thanks to funding from the New York State Health Foundation.

  • Julie Andrews, independent journalist, New York
  • Kaitlin Barnett, independent journalist, Brooklyn
  • Rita Baron-Faust, independent journalist, Brooklyn
  • Tracey Drury, reporter, Buffalo Business First
  • Benjamin Eisler, health producer, CBS News, New York
  • Marcie Fraser, health reporter, YNN-Albany
  • Jane Lerner, staff writer, The (Rockland) Journal News
  • Christine Livoti, senior writer, BioPharm Insight
  • Desiree Robinson, producer/host, WBAI-Corona
  • Alysia Santo, reporter, The Albany Times Union
  • Andrew Seaman, medical journalist, Reuters Health, New York
  • Liz Seegert, independent journalist, New York
  • Celia Seupel, independent journalist, New York
  • Curtis Skinner, reporter, The New York World
  • Jessica Soule, reporter, The Skaneateles Journal
  • Gayle Williams, deputy editor, Consumer Reports, White Plains

2013 AHCJ-Rhode Island Health Journalism Fellowships

Congratulations to our AHCJ-Rhode Island Health Journalism fellows. We were able to support these fellows this year thanks to funding from The Rhode Island Foundation.

  • Lynn Arditi, staff writer, The Providence Journal
  • Richard Asinof, contributing writer, health care, The Providence Business News
  • Philip Marcelo, state house reporter, The Providence Journal
  • Erika Niedowski, reporter, The Associated Press
  • Janine Weisman, editor, Newport Mercury

2013 AHCJ-Ethnic Media Health Journalism Fellowships

Congratulations to our AHCJ-Ethnic Media Health Journalism fellows. We were able to support these fellows this year thanks to funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

  • Lucia Anaya, assistant editor, The Gate Newspaper (Chicago)
  • Linnie Bailey, magazine editor, Valley Life Today (Corona, Calif.)
  • Andrea Collier, independent journalist, Lansing, Mich.
  • Charles Ding, deputy chief reporter, Singtao Daily News
  • Patricia Guadalupe, editor, Hispanic Link News Service
  • Kimberly Hayes Taylor, editor, B.L.A.C. Magazine
  • Lottie Joiner, senior editor, The Crisis
  • Santiago Lucero, reporter and anchor, Univision 19-Sacramento
  • Alma Martinez, associate producer, Radio Bilingue, Fresno, Calif.
  • Dori Maynard, president/CEO, Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, Oakland, Calif.
  • Monica Navarro, medical reporter and producer, KWEX-San Antonio
  • Wynfred Russell, reporter, Peppersoup, Brooklyn Park, Minn.
  • Adriana Sanchez, reporter, El Grito, Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Yvelette Stines, independent journalist, Detroit
  • Yvonne Valdez, editor and health writer, El Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Yurina Valiulis, public health reporter, La Opinion, Los Angeles

2013 AHCJ-Healthier Beat Fellowships

Congratulations to our AHCJ-Healthier Beat fellows. This program, aimed at better training reporters in covering the health aspects of non-health beats, was supported this year by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

  • Sally Abrahms, independent journalist, Brookline, Mass.
  • Jacob Barker, business reporter, Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune
  • Paula Burkes, business writer, The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City)
  • Priyanka Dayal McCluskey, business reporter, Worcester (Mass.) Telegram & Gazette
  • Angie Drobnic Holan, staff writer, Tampa Bay Times
  • Jason Hidalgo, business reporter, Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal
  • Sarah Janssen, education reporter, The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
  • Lacey McLaughlin, features writer, The Daytona (Fla.) Beach News-Journal
  • Phyllis Zorn, reporter, Enid (Okla.) News and Eagle

2013 AHCJ-Rural Health Journalism Fellowships

Congratulations to our AHCJ-Rural Health Journalism fellows. We were able to support these fellows this year thanks to funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

  • Constance Alexander, independent journalist, Murray, Ky.
  • Kylie Bearse, reporter, KIFI-Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • Kristen Consillio, business reporter, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • Coshandra Dillard, health editor, Tyler (Texas) Morning Telegraph
  • Larry Dreiling, senior field editor, High Plains Journal (Hays, Kan.)
  • Antonio Flores-Lobos, editor, Las Noticias (Kingston, N.Y.)
  • Laurence Hammack, reporter, The Roanoke (Va.) Times
  • Amy Jeter, staff writer, The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.)
  • Lori Kersey, staff writer, The Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette
  • Jeannette Moninger, independent journalist, Highlands Ranch, Colo.
  • Keldy Ortiz, health reporter, Victoria (Texas) Advocate
  • Bruce Robinson, news director, KRCB-Rohnert Park, Calif.
  • Grace Rubenstein, independent journalist, Sacramento, Calif.
  • Kelsey Ryan, health reporter, The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle
  • Sanjay Talwani, reporter, (Helena, Mont.) Independent Record
  • Cindy Uken, health care reporter, Billings (Mont.) Gazette
  • Bobby Warren, general assignment reporter, The (Wooster, Ohio) Daily Record
  • Joshua Wolfson, reporter, Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune
  • JoAnne Young, reporter, Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star