On April 21, Princeton held a memorial for Princeton University health economist Uwe Reinhardt – the university reached out specifically to invite AHCJ members. Prominent author and economist Paul Krugman has published his comments from the memorial in The New York Times. On “The Incidental Economist” blog, Austin Frakt recounted what he learned about Reinhardt at the memorial and includes photos of the program. Continue reading
Six journalists have been named to this year’s class of AHCJ-National Library of Medicine fellows. The fellowship program was created to increase reporters’ access and understanding of the considerable resources available at NLM and the National Institutes of Health.
“We are honored to be working with the National Library of Medicine for a 10th year,” said AHCJ Executive Director Len Bruzzese. “Our fellows get to tap into a wide range of resources and head home with story ideas and some powerful new tools to pursue them.”
Investigations into what’s causing global obesity, who’s blocking regulation of addictive pain pills and who’s raking in billions of dollars from “liquid gold” urine samples were among the top winners in this year’s Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism.
Attendees of Health Journalism 2018 will likely have a difficult choice to make between this year’s two optional daylong field trips to Barrow Neurological Institute, Mayo Clinic, Banner University Phoenix, University of Arizona College of Medicine, and the Circle the City medical respite center for the homeless.
One field trip will first stop at the Barrow Neurological Institute, where they will visit the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, featuring a chance to try out the center’s unique balance machine. Continue reading
This edition of member news includes accomplishments from AHCJ members Kay Colby, Cynthia Craft, Karl Eisenhower, Ellen Eldridge, Blake Farmer, Jondi Gumz, Christine Herman, Bonny McClain , David Oliver, Eric Rosenthal, Tamara Sellman and Meg Wingerter.