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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.

Princeton remembers health economist Reinhardt

Uwe Reinhardt was a keynote speaker at Health Journalism 2009.

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

2018 AHCJ-National Library of Medicine fellows selected

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.”

See who this year’s fellows are.

Winners of 2017 health journalism awards announced

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.

The 2017 awards were announced today by the Association of Health Care Journalists. This year’s contest, which was the 14th, drew more than 300 entries across 10 categories. Continue reading

Field trips at #AHCJ18 to include brain surgery, mobile stroke unit, telemedicine

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