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New AHCJ board to be seated July 1

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.

Sabriya Rice

Sabriya Rice

Sabriya Rice (@sabriyarice), a health reporter and producer, joined five incumbents in being seated on the Association of Health Care Journalists’ 2016-17 board of directors.

Incumbents starting a new term include Julie Appleby, M.P.H.; Scott Hensley; Tony Leys; Ivan Oransky, M.D., and Charlotte Sutton.

The six journalists were the only ones to declare their candidacy in time to run for the six open spots, precluding the need for an election. Independent journalist Irene Wielawski chose not to run for re-election. The new term of office will begin July 1.

Read more about AHCJ’s board of directors.

First candidates for AHCJ board of directors announced; still time to declare candidacy

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: Pia Christensen/AHCJ AHCJ's board of directors meets to discuss the organization's accomplishments and look ahead at its April 2016 meeting in Cleveland.

Photo: Pia Christensen/AHCJ AHCJ’s board of directors meets to discuss the organization’s accomplishments and look ahead at its April 2016 meeting in Cleveland.

Several professional category members of AHCJ have announced their candidacy for the organization’s board of directors.

Six of the 12 director positions come up for election each year for two-year terms. Incumbent board members are allowed to run for re-election.

The deadline to declare candidacy for the board is noon (Central time) on June 3. Information about running for the board and instructions on how to do so is available here.

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. Continue reading

Vesely to lead newest AHCJ core topic effort: health information technology

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.

Rebecca Vesely

Rebecca Vesely

Rebecca Vesely, an independent journalist based in San Francisco, will lead AHCJ’s newest core topic on health information technology.

She will be guiding AHCJ members to the resources they need to cover the many aspects of health information technology through blog posts, tip sheets, articles and other material. The core topic area of healthjournalism.org will feature a glossary, a more lengthy explanation of key concepts, shared wisdom from other reporters, story ideas and more. 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.

welcome-matPlease 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. Continue reading