Call for applications opens for AHCJ-National Cancer Reporting Cyber Fellowship

Pia Christensen

About Pia Christensen

Pia Christensen (@AHCJ_Pia) is the managing editor/online services for AHCJ. She manages the content and development of healthjournalism.org, coordinates AHCJ's social media efforts and edits and manages production of association guides, programs and newsletters.

A group of journalists will spend three partial days online with experts from the National Institutes of Health in January to increase their understanding of and ability to report accurately on complex scientific findings, provide insight into the work of cancer researchers and to better localize cancer-related stories.

The AHCJ- National Cancer Reporting Cyber Fellowship will feature expertise from the National Cancer Institute and other institutes. The fellowship, with the support of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, will address:

  • Moonshots, dream teams and wars on cancer: What’s ahead?
  • Cancer evidence by the numbers
  • Hands-on exercises: How to understand and relay cancer statistics
  • The world of guidelines and cancer screening
  • How clinical trials work
  • Using SEER and other data resources
  • Storybuilding: Including patients in the equation

The application deadline is Nov. 20. Read more about the fellowship and apply here.

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