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AHCJ members: New jobs, fellowships, publications and more

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.

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The latest report on AHCJ members’ awards, fellowships, job changes and other news includes Alia Bucciarelli, Katy Butler, Massimo Cecaro, Jaclyn Cosgrove, Catherine Dold , Randy Dotinga , Susan Heavey, Harriet Hodgson, Bonny McClain, Brett Norman, Ivan Oransky, Karen Rider and Megan Scudellari. Continue reading

Welcome to AHCJ’s newest members

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.

Please welcome these new professional and student members to AHCJ. All new members are welcome to stop by this post’s comment section to introduce themselves.welcome-mat

  • Jennifer Abbasi, independent journalist, Portland, Ore. (@jenabbasi)
  • Melissa Bailey, reporter, Boston Globe Media, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Sharon Begley, senior science writer, Boston Globe Media, Dorchester, Mass. (@sxbegle)
  • Michael Bohl, medical producer, The Dr. Oz Show, New York,
  • Tamara Brown, student, NOVA Southeastern University, Lakewood, N.J.
  • Samantha Costa, health and wellness consumer advice reporter, U.S. News & World Report, Silver Spring, Md. (@SamCosta1050)
  • Michael Crupain, medical unit chief of staff, The Dr. Oz Show, New York,
  • Elizabeth Devitt, independent journalist, Aptos, Calif. (@ElizDevitt)
  • Sheena Faherty, student, Duke University, Durham, N.C. (@junglequeen18)
  • Karen Falla, reporter, Univision Communications Inc., Dallas
  • Sheilah Fulton, student, Alpharetta, Ga.
  • Aimalohi Giwa-Amu, researcher/producer, The Dr. Oz Show, New York,
  • Arthur Golab, data editor/reporter, Modern Healthcare, Chicago
  • Gina Hendersen, managing editor, Frontline Medical Communications
  • Charles Hyman, researcher/producer, The Dr. Oz Show, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Andrew Joseph, reporter, Boston Globe Media, Boston
  • Laura Joszt, assistant managing editor, The American Journal of Managed Care, Somerset, N.J. (@AJMC_Journal)
  • Edward Prewitt, editorial director, HealthLeaders Media, Danvers, Mass. (@edprewitt)
  • Casey Ross, health & medical reporter, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland
  • Stephanie Simon, managing editor, news, Boston Globe Media, Dorchester, Mass. (@StephanieSimon_)
  • Leigh Wright, assistant professor, Murray State University, Murray, Ky. (@leighwright)
  • Brie Zeltner, reporter, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland (@briezeltner)

If you haven’t joined yet, see what member benefits you’re missing out on: Access to more than 50 journals and databases, tip sheets and articles from your colleagues on how they’ve reported stories, conferences, workshops, online training, reporting guides and more. Join AHCJ today to get a wealth of support and tools to help you.

Welcome AHCJ’s newest members

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.

Please welcome these new professional and student members to AHCJ. All new members are welcome to stop by this post’s comment section to introduce themselves.

  • Vik Adhopia, senior reporter, CBC News-Health Unit, Toronto Canada
  • Sara Champlin, Ph.D., The University of North Texas, Mayborn School of Journalism, Denton, Texas
  • Renee Despres, independent journalist, Silver City, N.M.
  • Amanda Gardner, independent journalist, Sandia Park, Calif.
  • Ted Griggs, reporter, The Advocate, Baton Rouge, La.
  • Maggy Hanlon, editor, HSAfinder.com, Scranton, Pa.
  • Scott Harvey, news director & content content coordinator, KSMU Radio, Springfield, Mo.
  • Mark McCarty, Washington editor, Medical Device Daily, Manassas, Va.
  • Kathleen McGrory, reporter, The Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Emily Schmall, correspondent, The Associated Press, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Edgar Walters, reporter, The Texas Tribune, Austin, Texas

If you haven’t joined yet, see what member benefits you’re missing out on: Access to more than 50 journals and databases, tip sheets and articles from your colleagues on how they’ve reported stories, conferences, workshops, online training, reporting guides and more. Join AHCJ today to get a wealth of support and tools to help you.

Fellowship allows journalist to dig into what drives oncologists out of private practice

Joseph Burns

About Joseph Burns

Joseph Burns (@jburns18), a Massachusetts-based independent journalist, is AHCJ’s topic leader on health insurance. He welcomes questions and suggestions on insurance resources and tip sheets at joseph@healthjournalism.org.

Any health care journalist covering the business side of physician practices knows that doctors in private practice often struggle. Health plans and the federal Medicare program make it difficult for physicians to get paid for the work they do and they change the billing and payment rules frequently.

In addition, doctors often say they have so little time each day to manage patient care properly because payers require them to see 20 to 40 patients a day. Continue reading

Last chance to vote for AHCJ’s board of directors

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.

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The voting period for AHCJ’s board of directors will close at noon Central time today. A link to the ballot was emailed to all qualified AHCJ members.

Each year, members in AHCJ’s professional category elect members of the board. Six of the 12 director positions come up for election each year for two-year terms.

The nine candidates have offered outlines of their background and their vision for the organization. Those statements are available for members to review.

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AHCJ chapter hosts spring gathering of journalists, health communicators

Phil Galewitz

About Phil Galewitz

Phil Galewitz, a senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News, helps lead AHCJ's Washington, D.C., chapter. At KHN, he covers Medicaid, Medicare, long-term care, hospitals and state health issues. He is a former member of AHCJ's board of directors.

Photo: Phil Galewitz

Nearly 70 journalists and communications officials from patient advocacy and industry groups met for a rooftop happy hour event in Washington, D.C.,  on June 11. Continue reading

Vote for AHCJ’s board of directors

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.

Image: FutUndBeidl via Flickr

The voting period for AHCJ’s board of directors has opened and a link to the ballot has been emailed to qualified AHCJ members. Voting will remain open until June 25.

Each year, members in AHCJ’s professional category elect members of the board. Six of the 12 director positions come up for election each year for two-year terms.

The nine candidates have offered outlines of their background and their vision for the organization. Those statements are available for members to review.

Continue reading

Welcome AHCJ’s newest members

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.

Please welcome these new professional and student members to AHCJ. All new members are welcome to stop by this post’s comment section to introduce themselves.

  • Diana Aguilera, reporter, Valley Public Radio, Fresno, Calif.
  • Dorothy Bland, dean, University of North Texas Mayborn School of Journalism, Denton, Texas
  • Paul Cerrato, independent journalist, Warwick, N.Y. (@plcerrato)
  • Stephanie Doyle, executive editor of digital media, WGHP-Summerfield, N.C. (@sdoylewrites)
  • Laura Garcia, health reporter, Victoria Advocate, Victoria, Texas (@reporter_laura)
  • Andrew Gregory, health editor, Daily Mirror, London (@andrewgregory)
  • David Hudnall, staff writer, The Pitch, Kansas City, Mo. (@davidhudnall)
  • Teresa Lamsam, executive editor, Native Health News Alliance, Omaha, Neb. (@tlamsam)
  • Daylina Miller, multimedia journalist, WUSF Public Media, New Port Richey, Fla. (@DaylinaMiller)
  • Michele Munz, health reporter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis (@michelemunz)
  • Jena Sauber, reporter, St. Joseph News-Press, St. Joseph, Mo.
  • Zachary Tracer, reporter, Bloomberg News, New York, N.Y. (@ztracer)
  • Lottie Watts, producer/reporter, WUSF Public Media, Tampa, Fla. (@lottie_watts)

If you haven’t joined yet, see what member benefits you’re missing out on: Access to more than 50 journals and databases, tip sheets and articles from your colleagues on how they’ve reported stories, conferences, workshops, online training, reporting guides and more. Join AHCJ today to get a wealth of support and tools to help you.

Latest jobs, awards and other news about AHCJ members

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.

The latest report on AHCJ members’ awards, fellowships, job changes and other news includes Alicia F. Ault, Eileen Beal, Sheri Fink, Kenny Goldberg, Markian Hawryluk, Sandra Jordan, Bridget M. Kuehn, Meryl Lin McKean, Ivan Oransky, Paul Raeburn, Gabriel Sanchez, Fred Schulte, Gary Schwitzer, Liz Seegert, Karl Stark, Stephanie Stephens and Marijke Vroomen Durning. Continue reading

Learn about the candidates for AHCJ’s board of directors

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.

Photo: FutUndBeidl via Flickr

Several people have declared their candidacy for AHCJ’s board of directors and their statements are available for members to review.

Each year, members in AHCJ’s professional category elect members of the board. Six of the 12 director positions come up for election each year for two-year terms. Continue reading