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2011 AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellows announced Date: 10/27/11

Oct. 27, 2011

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Association of Health Care Journalists has announced the selection of the fourth class of AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellows. The 10 journalists will spend a week studying a variety of public health issues at two Atlanta campuses of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The fellowship program will include presentations, roundtable discussions and lab tours on epidemiology, global disease prevention efforts, obesity and other chronic diseases, vaccine safety, foodborne disease, influenza, antibiotic resistance, autism, climate change and other topics.

The 2011 AHCJ-CDC fellows are:

  • AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellowships logoLisa Baertlein, Thomson Reuters, Los Angeles
  • Matthew Brady, Angie’s List Magazine, Indianapolis
  • David Freeman, CBS News, New York
  • Karen Herzog-Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Jeanette Moninger, freelance journalist, Highlands Ranch, Colo.
  • Sharon Salyer, The Herald, Everett, Wash.
  • Tammie Smith, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Va.
  • Carina Storrs, Health.com, New York
  • Cindy Uken, Billings Gazette, Billings, Mont.
  • Winnie Yu, freelance journalist, Voorheesville, N.Y.

Fellows will tour the CDC director's National Emergency Operations Center, meet sources on policy and research and learn how to tap the agency's abundant resources to produce better stories. The training will take place in December at CDC's Atlanta and Chamblee campuses.

The CDC is charged with protecting public health and safety by preventing and controlling diseases and injuries; enhancing health decisions by providing credible information on critical health issues; and promoting healthy living through strong partnerships with local, national and international organizations.

AHCJ is a nonprofit membership organization of more than 1,200 journalists interested in health and health care. It conducts training and creates other educational materials through its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. AHCJ is housed at the Missouri School of Journalism.