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AHCJ-NLM Health Journalism Fellowships

Sept. 27-Oct. 1

Get hands-on medical research training — at the source.AHCJ-NLM Health Journalism Fellowships

The Association of Health Care Journalists has teamed up with the National Library of Medicine to present the AHCJ-NLM Fellowships. AHCJ will select four journalists to spend a week on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

The selected journalists will:

  • Learn how to explore the latest NIH research
  • Learn to understand and interpret biomedical statistics
  • Take advantage of NLM's data, programs and resources for stronger stories
  • Get hands-on training in PubMed, MedlinePlus,, ToxNet and Household Products Database

Enhance your medical and scientific reporting through this specialized fellowship. See a sample agenda as an example of the kinds of topics you'll be exposed to.

Candidates should be working journalists who qualify for AHCJ professional membership – please check here to see if you qualify. The fellowship includes AHCJ membership (new or renewed), travel expenses within the United States, a food stipend and lodging. The 2015 fellowship will be Sept. 27-Oct. 1.

Feedback from last year's fellows:

“I came away from the Fellowship with a robust list of new tools that will improve my reporting and help me do a better job at understanding the latest medical research. I also enjoyed spending time at the National Library of Medicine. I’ve only been back a day and I am already using the resources. I have no doubt that the tools will make me a better health journalist and I am encouraging my colleagues to use the tools as well. I will certainly use them on a regular basis.”
   — Matthew Glasser, NBC News Southern California

“It was great in many ways, expanded my mind and way of thinking about how I report. Enjoyed the time with other health journalists.”
   — Sarah Karlin, The Pink Sheet

“I am thrilled to have learned such valuable research skills. They will make a huge difference in my reporting in future stories. The fellowship also energized me. I appreciated being able to share experiences with colleagues and specialists. These new resources will be indispensable to me.”
   — Cheryl Weinstock, Freelance Journalist

The application deadline was 5 p.m. CT on Aug. 3.

Questions? Contact Ev Ruch-Graham, or 573-884-8103.