The latest report on AHCJ members’ awards, fellowships, job changes and other news includes Diane Atwood, Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn, Sharon Dunten, Audrey Dutton, Karl Eisenhower, Peter Eisler, P. Mona Khanna, Nick Mulcahy, Marianne O’Hare, Cheryl Platzman Weinstock, Gary Schwitzer, Liz Seegert and Jenny Wagner. Continue reading
Twelve journalists have been chosen for the inaugural class of the AHCJ Fellowship on Comparative Effectiveness Research. The fellowship program was created with support from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to help reporters and editors produce more accurate in-depth stories on medical research and how medical decisions are made.
The fellows will gather in Washington, D.C., the week of Oct. 11 for a series of presentations, round tables, hands-on database sessions and interactions with researchers.
Read more to find who the fellows are and some examples of the sessions they will participate in.
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
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.
The nine candidates have offered outlines of their background and their vision for the organization. Those statements are available for members to review.
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
AHCJ laments the passing of Dori J. Maynard, longtime journalist and president of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. Maynard died Tuesday of lung cancer at 56. She and the organization named for her father pushed for diversity in journalism coverage and newsroom staffing.
A champion of journalism education, she led the Fault Lines project, which seeks to teach journalists to recognize and leverage diversity “across the ‘fault lines’ of race, class, gender, generation and geography.” She was a 1993 Nieman fellow, following in the footsteps of her father, who was a fellow in 1966.
As a reporter, she worked at The Bakersfield Californian, The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Mass., and the Detroit Free Press. Maynard attended AHCJ events as an AHCJ Ethnic Media Fellow, as an annual conference speaker and as a co-sponsor of a workshop on multicultural health. Her contributions will be missed.
The latest report on AHCJ members’ awards, fellowships, job changes and other news includes Christie Aschwanden, Jennifer Boen, Karen Brown, Pieter Droppert, Ellen Durckel Vestewig, Pamela Fayerman, Nancy Finn, Kristin Gourlay, Tara Haelle, Harriet Hodgson, Naseem Miller, Crissinda Ponder, Maria Ortiz Briones, Joe Rojas-Burke, Liz Seegert and Emily Willingham. Continue reading
The latest AHCJ members making news include Loren Bonner, Pamela Brewer, Katy Butler, Joe Carlson, Phil Cauthon, Catherine Dold, Robert A. Duke, Nancy B. Finn, Stephanie M. Lee, Laura Putre, Liz Seegert and Eric Whitney. See more about them here:
Loren Bonner is now a reporter for the publications of the American Pharmacists Association, including Pharmacy Today and pharmacist.com. Her last position was with DOTmed News as online editor.
Katy Butler‘s award-winning 2013 examination of American end-of-life health care, “Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death,” was named a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for nonfiction.
Joe Carlson (@_JoeCarlson) is covering medical technology, including Medtronic and medtech devicemakers, for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Carlson was previously with Modern Healthcare.
Phil Cauthon is director of communications for the Sunflower Foundation.
The second edition of “The Recovery Book,” by Al J. Mooney, III, M.D., Howard Eisenberg and Catherine Dold, has been released. It is about what to expect when in recovery from addiction to drugs or alcohol.
Robert A. Duke was appointed health care columnist for Whatcom Watch, a monthly online and print newspaper in Bellingham, Wash. Duke’s column is titled “Whatcom: Chronic & Acute” and it covers health care reform and practice in Whatcom County, 90 miles north of Seattle.
The updated 2014 edition of Nancy B. Finn’s book, “e-Patients Live Longer, The Complete Guide to Managing Health Care Using Technology,” includes a simple update on the meaningful use statute and a comprehensive chapter that helps patients understand the Affordable Care Act.
Stephanie M. Lee was named a finalist in journalism in the 2014 PEN Center USA Literary Awards for a long-form piece about surrogacy in India.
Kimberly Leonard (@leonardkl), previously a producer for health rankings at U.S. News & World Report, has been promoted to the news desk as health care reporter.
McGraw-Hill Education has published the 11th edition of “Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications,” by Ricki Lewis, Ph.D.
Laura Putre won a gold award for feature writing from the Association of Healthcare Publication Editors and a Bronze Award from the Association of Business Publication Editors for her 2013 series “Generations in the Healthcare Workplace” in H&HN Magazine.
Liz Seegert, a freelance journalist and AHCJ’s topic leader on aging, has been selected as a Journalist in Aging Fellow by the Gerontological Society of America and New America Media. She will attend the annual GSA Meeting in November and will work on a multi-part radio series on ethnic and cultural responses to aging and caregiving.
Eric Whitney is news director at Montana Public Radio, based in Missoula. He was a Colorado-based independent journalist doing work for NPR, Kaiser Health News and other outlets.
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The latest AHCJ members in the news are Gerri Constant, Mari Edlin, John Gever, Rachel Gurevich, Janice Lynch Schuster, Eric T. Rosenthal and Saerom Yoo. See the latest about them:
Gerri Constant (@GerriShaftel) is the medical/special projects producer for CBS-2/KCAL-Los Angeles. She won a 2014 Los Angeles Area Emmy Award (Outstanding Medical Story-Multi-Part) for “Heroes of Children’s Hospital,” a compilation of profiles of exceptional patients. She also has started a two-year term on the Board of Governors for The Television Academy.
Mari Edlin, a freelance journalist/writer since 1988, is the editor of two new publications— Healthcare Innovation News and Population Health News — in addition to her contributions to national health care magazines and California Healthline.
John Gever (@JohnGeverMPT) has beenpromoted to managing editor at MedPage Today.
Janice Lynch Schuster (@) is freelancing full time and working on a book with a pediatric oncologist and pain expert.
Eric T. Rosenthal has joined MedPage Today as special correspondent covering issues and controversies in oncology. He had been special correspondent for Oncology Times.
The latest AHCJ members in the news are Heather Boerner, Peter Eisler, John Fauber, Kathryn Foxhall, Paul Raeburn, Margot Sanger-Katz, Michael Schroeder, Alison Young and Benita Zahn. See the latest about them: