Congratulate this year’s conference fellowship recipients #ahcj12

The Association of Health Care Journalists has awarded more than 100 fellowships to help journalists attend its annual conference, Health Journalism 2012. The fellowship recipients are:

2012 AHCJ-California Health Journalism Fellowships

Congratulations to our AHCJ-California Health Journalism fellows. We were able to support these fellows this year thanks to funding from The California HealthCare Foundation.

  • Lisa Aliferis, health editor, KQED-San Francisco
  • LJ Anderson, columnist, Palo Alto Daily News
  • Larry Beresford, independent journalist, Oakland
  • Heather Boerner, independent journalist, San Francisco
  • Alicia Chang, science writer, The Associated Press
  • Victoria Colliver, staff writer, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Christina Elston, health editor, LA Parent
  • Sherree Geyer, independent journalist, Lake Forest
  • Kenny Goldberg, health reporter, KPBS-San Diego
  • Joe Goldeen, regional science reporter, The (Stockton) Record
  • Anna Gorman, staff writer, Los Angeles Times
  • Christina Jewett, health and welfare reporter, California Watch
  • Sandy Kleffman, health reporter, The Contra Costa Times
  • Colleen Paretty, executive editor, WebMD Magazine
  • Courtney Perkes, reporter, The Orange County Register
  • Matthew Perry, independent journalist, Sacramento
  • Bruce Robinson, news director, KRCB-Rohnert Park
  • Grace Rubenstein, public health reporter, The Sacramento Bee
  • Paul Sisson, staff writer, North County Times, Escondido
  • Paula Spencer Scott, senior editor, Caring.com
  • Laurie Udesky, independent journalist, San Francisco
  • Sarah Varney, KQED-San Francisco,
  • Lisa Zamosky, independent journalist, Los Angeles

2012 AHCJ-Georgia Health Journalism Fellowships

Congratulations to our AHCJ-Georgia Health Journalism fellows. This is a fellowship program introduced this year thanks to funding from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation.

  • Sonya Collins, independent journalist, Atlanta
  • Tom Corwin, health reporter, The Augusta Chronicle
  • Betty Darby, health correspondent, Savannah Morning News
  • Erin France, regional reporter, Athens Banner-Herald
  • Portia Lake, reporter, WGXA-Macon
  • Paula Pant, independent journalist, Atlanta
  • Nina Reeder, assistant editor, Upscale magazine

2012 AHCJ-Oregon Health Journalism Fellowships

Congratulations to our AHCJ-Oregon Health Journalism fellows. We were able to support these fellows this year thanks to funding from the Northwest Health Foundation.

  • Tracy Berry, co-host/public affairs director, KKNU-Eugene
  • Nick Budnick, reporter, The Oregonian
  • Diane Lund, editor-in-chief, The Lund Report
  • Roxana Venero, news anchor, KUNP-Portland

2012 AHCJ-Missouri Health Journalism Fellowships

Congratulations to our AHCJ-Missouri Health Journalism fellows. We were able to support these fellows this year thanks to funding from the Missouri Foundation for Health.

  • Alan Bavley, reporter, The Kansas City Star
  • Blythe Bernhard, reporter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Rebecca Boyle, independent journalist, St. Louis
  • Lola Butcher, independent journalist, Springfield
  • Jim Doyle, reporter, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Jeanne Erdmann, independent journalist, Wentzville
  • Jacob Fenston, reporter/producer, KBIA-Columbia
  • Jennifer Gordon, health reporter, St. Joseph News-Press
  • Elana Gordon, health reporter, KCUR-Kansas City
  • Melinda Hemmelgarn, independent journalist, Columbia
  • Sandra Jordan, health reporter, The St. Louis American
  • Aimee Levitt, staff writer, Riverfront Times
  • Shannon Miller, anchor/reporter, KOLR-Springfield
  • Tracy Overton, managing editor, AOA News
  • David Twiddy, reporter, Kansas City Business Journal
  • Emily Wood, anchor/reporter, KY3-Springfield
  • Jacki Wood, writer/reporter, Nodaway News Leader

2012 AHCJ-New York Health Journalism Fellowships

Congratulations to our AHCJ-New York Health Journalism fellows. We were able to support these fellows this year thanks to funding from the New York State Health Foundation.

  • LeShea Agnew, producer/reporter, WXXI-Rochester
  • Marshall Allen, reporter, ProPublica
  • Sara Altshul, editor/writer, Diane Magazine, Brooklyn
  • Robert Barrett, producer/host, WAMC-Albany
  • Cathleen Crowley, health reporter, Albany Times Union
  • Claudia Caruana, independent journalist, Elmont
  • Brad Edmondson, independent journalist, Ithaca
  • Lynya Floyd, health director, Family Circle Magazine
  • Katie Gibas, reporter, YNN-Syracuse
  • Barbara Glickstein, senior producer/host, WBAI-Pacifica Radio
  • Lindsay Goldwert, multimedia editor, Daily News
  • Kimberly Ha, global editor, Biopharm Insight
  • Gergana Koleva, contributing writer, Forbes.com
  • Laura Silver, independent journalist, Brooklyn
  • Michelle Lodge, independent journalist, New York
  • Kathleen McGowan, special projects editor, Discover
  • Carol Milano, independent journalist, Brooklyn
  • Genevra Pittman, medical journalist, Reuters Health
  • Paul Raeburn, blogger, Knight Science Journalism Tracker
  • Patti Singer, health reporter, Democrat and Chronicle
  • Melinda Wenner Moyer, independent journalist, Brooklyn

2012 AHCJ-Ethnic Media Health Journalism Fellowships

Congratulations to our AHCJ-Ethnic Media Health Journalism fellows. We were able to support these fellows this year thanks to funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

  • Ran An, medical editor, China Newsweek, Morgantown, W.V.
  • Mei-Ling (Melissa) Chen, senior reporter, Sing Tao Newspapers, Los Angeles
  • Geoff Chin, senior writer, Media Central, Los Angeles
  • Antonio Flores-Lobos, editor, Las Noticias, Kingston, N.Y.
  • Pedro Frisneda, health editor, El Diario/La Prensa, New York
  • Kimberly Hayes Taylor, independent journalist, Detroit
  • Wale Idris Ajibade, executive producer, African Health Dialogues, Hoboken, N.J.
  • Shuka Kalantari, health outreach coordinator, KQED-San Francisco
  • Andrea King Collier, independent journalist, Lansing, Mich.
  • Jasmin Mara Lopez, independent journalist, South Pasadena, Calif.
  • Rebecca Plevin, community health reporter, Vida en el Valle, Fresno, Calif.
  • Yanick Rice Lamb, editorial director, Heart & Soul magazine, Baltimore
  • Simeon Silverio, publisher and editor, Asian Journal San Diego
  • Sunita Sohrabji, reporter, India-West, San Leandro, Calif.
  • Robin Stone, independent journalist, New York
  • Viji Sundaram, health care editor, New America Media, San Francisco

2012 AHCJ-Healthier Beat Fellowships

Congratulations to our AHCJ-Healthier Beat fellows. This program, aimed at better training reporters in covering the health aspects of non-health beats, was supported this year by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

  • Sindya Bhanoo, science columnist, The New York Times
  • Elizabeth Dwoskin, political reporter, Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Joyce Evans, general reporter, WTXF-Philadelphia
  • Vanessa Herring, general reporter, WICU-Erie, Pa.
  • Angela Hong, general reporter, WHAM-Rochester, N.Y.
  • Patricia Wen, social services reporter, The Boston Globe

2012 AHCJ-Rural Health Journalism Fellowships

Congratulations to our AHCJ-Rural Health Journalism fellows. We were able to support these fellows this year thanks to funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

  • Kylie Bearse, morning anchor, KIFI-Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • Sara Bruyn Jones, reporter, The Roanoke (Va.) Times
  • Coshandra Dillard, reporter, Tyler (Texas) Morning Telegraph
  • Noelle Hunter, staff writer, The Morehead (Ky.) News
  • Stephanie Innes, medical writer, Arizona Daily Star
  • Janet Nelson, staff writer, The Baxter Bulletin (Mountain Home, Ark.)
  • Steve Ross, reporter/anchor, KOLN/KGIN-Grand Island, Neb.
  • Kellie Schmitt, health reporter, The Bakersfield Californian
  • Jessica Soule, editor, The Skaneateles (N.Y.) Journal
  • Brandon Stahl, investigations editor, Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune
  • Michelle Te, editor, Wilsonville (Ore.) Spokesman
  • Tara Thomas, reporter, KWWL-Waterloo, Iowa

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