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2017 AHCJ-National Library of Medicine fellows selected

Pia Christensen

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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.

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.

Their visit to the NIH campus, scheduled for the week of Sept. 24, will include hands-on workshops about how to use and get the most from several government research databases, such as PubMed, MedlinePlus, ClinicalTrials.gov and ToxNet. Fellows also will meet with senior NLM and NIH researchers and officials for exclusive informational sessions.

Read more about the fellows.

Seven journalists selected for 2016 AHCJ-National Library of Medicine Fellowships

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.

The journalists, from a wide range of outlets, will visit the National Institutes of Health in September. The visit will include hands-on workshops about how to use and get the most from several government research databases, such as PubMed, MedlinePlus, ClinicalTrials.gov and ToxNet. Fellows also will meet with senior NLM and NIH researchers and officials for exclusive informational sessions.

The fellowship program was created to increase reporters’ access and understanding of the considerable resources available at NLM and the National Institutes of Health.

Read more about the program and find out who was selected.

2015 class of AHCJ-National Library of Medicine fellows chosen

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.

fellowship-logo-NLMNine 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.

The journalists chosen to take part this year are: Continue reading

Congrats to 2011 class of AHCJ-National Library of Medicine fellows

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.

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. AHCJ-NLM Fellowships

The journalists chosen to take part this year are:

  • Chelsea Conaboy, health reporter, The Boston Globe (@cconaboy)
  • Tim Darragh, senior writer, The (Allentown, Pa.) Morning Call (@timdarragh)
  • Jason Kane, reporter/producer – health unit, PBS NewsHour
  • Janice Lloyd, health and behavior reporter, USA Today (@janicenlloyd)
  • Elizabeth Simpson, health reporter, The Virginian-Pilot
  • Thomas Watkins, news editor, CNN

Their visit to the NIH campus, scheduled for Oct. 2-6, will include hands-on workshops about how to use and get the most from several government research databases, such as PubMed, MedlinePlus, ClinicalTrials.gov and ToxNet. Fellows also will meet with senior NLM and NIH researchers and officials for exclusive informational sessions.

The fellows were selected from dozens of qualified applicants.

“This is a great class of fellows interested in putting some new resources to use in their news reports,” said AHCJ Executive Director Len Bruzzese. “And, because of our past fellowships, the professionals at the Library of Medicine are excited to share these tools with journalists.”

AHCJ is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing public understanding of health care issues. With more than 1,100 members, its mission is to improve the quality, accuracy and visibility of health care reporting, writing and editing. The association and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism are based at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Hirsh files from ‘health journalist heaven’

Andrew Van Dam

About Andrew Van Dam

Andrew Van Dam of The Wall Street Journal previously worked at the AHCJ offices while earning his master’s degree at the Missouri School of Journalism.

For the past few days, Consumer Reports‘ Jamie Hirsh has been filing dispatches from what she calls “health journalist heaven,” otherwise known as the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Md. She and five other health reporters were there on an AHCJ-NLM Health Journalism Fellowship.

preflightThe National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Md. Photo by rex libris via Flickr

Not only is it the largest medical library in the world, Hirsh writes, it’s also relatively immune to nuclear attack, courtesy of an underground vault. Also, thanks to exhaustive databases of both research and clinical trials, it’s also a spectacular resource for health journalists.