Congratulate this year’s conference fellowship recipients #ahcj12

Len Bruzzese

About Len Bruzzese

Len Bruzzese is the executive director of AHCJ and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. He also is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and served for nearly 20 years in daily journalism.

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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