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AHCJ announces 2022 National Health Cancer Reporting Fellows

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Ten journalists have been selected to participate in AHCJ’s National Cancer Reporting Fellowship.

Supported by the Leona and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, the fellowship strives to increase reporters, editors and producers’ understanding of the scientific process and scientific research, improve their ability to interpret and accurately report on complex scientific findings, and provide insight into the work of cancer researchers.

The three-day virtual event will be held Feb. 1 -3, 2022, and will feature experts from the National Institutes of Health. A wide range of topics will be explored, including a historical overview of 50 years of cancer research and treatment; clinical trials; how cancer screenings have been affected by the pandemic; and deep dives into immunotherapy, the cost of drugs and treatment and new directions in cancer treatment and research.

The 2022 fellows are:

  • Penny Dickerson (@pennydickersonw) a Jacksonville, Florida-based independent journalist
  • Sharon Donovan a New Orleans-based independent journalist
  • Rosa Furneaux (@rosafurneaux), global health investigative reporter for The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
  • Carla K. Johnson (@CarlaKJohnson), medical writer for the Associated Press
  • Alison Kanski (@alisonkanski), reporter for Precision Oncology News
  • Alla Katsnelson (@lalakat) a Northampton, Massachusetts-based independent journalist
  • Rakiya Muhammad (@rakiyaam2) a Sokoto, Nigeria-based independent journalist
  • Kari Oakes (@karioakes), managing editor, Regulatory Focus/Regulator Affairs Professionals Society
  • Howard Wolinksy (@journotwit) a Flossmoor, Illinois-based independent journalist
  • Kerry Young (@kdooleyyoung), a Washington D.C.-based independent journalist who is also AHCJ’s patient safety core topic leader.

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AHCJ member news: New jobs, fellowships, awards and more for health journalists

crowd clapping congratulationsThis edition of member news includes accomplishments from AHCJ members Benjamin Hardy, Melissa Patrick, Kelsey Ryan and Bram Sable-Smith. Continue reading

Journalism partners unveil National Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellowships program for 2021-22

National Science-Health-Environment Reporting FellowshipsJournalists interested in building careers reporting on science, health and the environment are eligible to apply for new cross-cutting fellowships designed to provide training, networking, mentoring, new sources and story ideas, while allowing them to stay at their jobs.

The National Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellowships are a first-ever collaboration of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing (CASW), the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ), and the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ). The year-long fellowships are open to early-career journalists interested in covering any or all of the three fields.

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Get a chance to further your health journalism knowledge through AHCJ fellowships

The 2011 AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellows met with Ali S. Khan, M.D., M.P.H., assistant surgeon general and director of the CDC's Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.

The 2011 AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellows met with Ali S. Khan, M.D., M.P.H., assistant surgeon general and director of the CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.

AHCJ is taking applications for two of its premier fellowship programs: the AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellowships and the AHCJ Reporting Fellowships on Health Care Performance.

Both programs offer journalists a chance to receive top training and a chance to find new sources and story ideas for their reporting. Continue reading

AHCJ names 2020 National Cancer Reporting Fellows

Twelve journalists have been chosen for the 2020 class of the National Cancer Reporting Fellowship. The program is supported by the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

The fellows will spend three partial days online Jan. 12-14, 2021, with experts from the National Institutes of Health and other experts 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 2020 fellowship class includes:

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