Welcome to AHCJ’s newest members

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.

Please welcome these new professional and student members to AHCJ. All new members are welcome to stop by this post’s comment section to introduce themselves.welcome-mat

  • Cristina Almeida Santos, editor in chief, Editora Escala, Sao Paulo (@chrysalmeida)
  • Helen Branswell, senior writer, Stat, Boston (@helenbranswell)
  • Melissa Cassutt, reporter, Jackson Hole News&Guide, Jackson, Wyo.
  • Nancy Cook, senior health care reporter, Politico, Washington, N.Y. (@nancook)
  • David Costill, staff writer, Infectious Diseases in Children/Healio.com, Blackwood, N.J. (@pedsupersite)
  • Paige Cowett, reporter/producer, WNYC New York Public Radio, Brooklyn, N.Y. (@pcowett)
  • Alaric DeArment, reporter, BioPharm Insight, New York (@alaricd_BPI)
  • Shannon Ellis, staff writer, BioWorld, Shanghai
  • Timothy Gower, independent journalist, Harwich, Mass. (@timgower)
  • Soumya Karlamangla, public health reporter, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles (@skarlamangla)
  • Elizabeth Kincaid, student, New York University, Brooklyn, N.Y. (@ellie_kincaid)
  • Nicole Lou, student, New York University, Fresh Meadows, N.Y. (@nicolejlou)
  • Kenny Malone, reporter, Only Human, WNYC, New York (@radiomalone)
  • JoAnn Mar, radio producer/journalist, KALW-San Francisco, Berkeley, Calif. (@kalwfolk)
  • Jack McCain, independent journalist, Durham, Conn.
  • Andrea McDaniels, health and medicine reporter, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore (@ankwalker)
  • Vani Rangachar, vice president/managing editor, Lifescript.com, Newport Beach, Calif. (@vanirang)
  • Tracey Romero, independent journalist, Philadelphia (@trarom)
  • Leah Samuel, reporter, Stat, Boston
  • Beth Skwarecki, independent journalist, Pittsburgh (@bethskw)
  • Maggie Van Dyke, independent journalist, Brookefield, Ill.
  • Amy Yurkanin, health reporter, Al.com/The Birmingham News, Birmingham, Ala.

If you haven’t joined yet, see what member benefits you’re missing out on: Access to more than 50 journals and databases, tip sheets and articles from your colleagues on how they’ve reported stories, conferences, workshops, online training, reporting guides and more. Join AHCJ today to get a wealth of support and tools to help you.

1 thought on “Welcome to AHCJ’s newest members

  1. James Dudley Blair

    Fifty + years at all levels of hands-on healthcare delivery do not make me an expert on Safety and Security. It has provided me with up-close and personal experience with the horrors associated with battleground and terrorist mass casualty events. The thought of these deadly attacks coming to our shores leads to sleepless nights. There are those who are critical of keeping the trusting public informed on known dangers to the country. There must be a balance between keeping the public aware of known threats and creating panic. Terrorists in the middle east and India find Healthcare Facilities soft and desirable targets. There is little doubt that they would abandon this practice in the future. The “Terror Multiplier Effect” of killing patients and caregiver and denial of care for other casualties in the area is enormous. The apathy, denial, and cognitive dissonance in the healthcare industry for all-hazards preparedness is mind-numbing. Eric Fromm captures the essence of this issue “The history of man is a graveyard of great cultures that came to catastrophic ends because of their incapacity for planning rational, voluntary reaction to challenge”.

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