The Association of Health Care Journalists has announced the selection of the third class of AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellows. The 11 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, vaccine safety, pandemic flu preparedness, autism and many other topics.
The 2010-11 AHCJ-CDC fellows are:
- Ruby de Luna, KUOW-Seattle Public Radio
- Felice Freyer, The Providence Journal
- Raymond Hainer, Health.com / Time Inc.
- Katherine Harmon, Scientific American
- Margaret Haskell, Bangor Daily News
- Jori Lewis, freelance journalist & radio producer
- Rong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
- Meredith Matthews, Current Health Teens magazine/Weekly Reader
- Kevin McCarthy, Consumer Reports/Consumers Union
- Lara Salahi, ABC News
- Miranda Van Gelder, Martha Stewart Living
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 1,000 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.