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11 journalists from the Mid-Atlantic region chosen for 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.

The Association of Health Care Journalists has named the 2017-18 class of the Regional Health Journalism Fellowship, an annual fellowship program for reporters and editors across the United States.

The program, which changes regions each year, will focus this year on journalists from the Mid-Atlantic region, namely Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Delaware, Kentucky and West Virginia.

Read on to see who the fellows are and how to follow them on Twitter.

D.C. journalists gather, meet with pharmaceutical representatives

Phil Galewitz

About Phil Galewitz

Phil Galewitz (@philgalewitz), is a senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News covering Medicaid, Medicare, long-term care, hospitals and state health issues. He is a former member of AHCJ's board of directors.

Photo: Phil Galewitz/Kaiser Health NewsWashington, D.C., health journalists got together to catch up and make contact with communications official from several pharmaceutical companies on March 18.

Photo: Phil Galewitz/Kaiser Health NewsWashington, D.C., health journalists got together to catch up and make contact with communications official from several pharmaceutical companies on March 18.

About 25 journalists gathered on March 18 at Bistro d’Oc in Washington, D.C.,  for an AHCJ chapter happy hours event with top communications officials with PhRMA and several of its member pharmaceutical companies.

Photo: Phil Galewitz/Kaiser Health NewsJulie Appleby (left), of Kaiser Health News, and  Laurie McGinley, of The Washington Post, with a representative of Bristol-Myers Squibb at the Washington, D.C., AHCJ chapter event on March 18.

Photo: Phil Galewitz/Kaiser Health NewsJulie Appleby (left), of Kaiser Health News, and Laurie McGinley, of The Washington Post, with a representative of Bristol-Myers Squibb at the Washington, D.C., AHCJ chapter event on March 18.

There was no formal program, just a chance to meet PhrMA officials and representatives of companies that included Novo Nordisk, GlaxoSmithKline and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Journalists from The Washington Post, Kaiser Health News, Politico, U.S. News & World Reports and Inside Health Policy were among those in attendance. AHCJ helped cover costs for journalists, who were asked for a voluntary $10 to defray expenses.

The event marked the third D.C. chapter event since December. For more info on  D.C. chapter events, contact Phil Galewitz at pgalewitz@kff.org.

Photo: Phil Galewitz/Kaiser Health NewsJulie Appleby and Mary Agnes Carey, both of Kaiser Health News, and Laurie McGinley, of The Washington Post, (left to right) were among the journalists who attended the March 18 AHCJ chapter event.

Photo: Phil Galewitz/Kaiser Health NewsJulie Appleby and Mary Agnes Carey, both of Kaiser Health News, and Laurie McGinley, of The Washington Post, (left to right) were among the journalists who attended the March 18 AHCJ chapter event.

Welcome to AHCJ’s newest members

Len Bruzzese

About Len Bruzzese

Len Bruzzese is the executive director of AHCJ and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. He also is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and served for nearly 20 years in daily journalism.

Please welcome these new professional and student members to AHCJ. All new members are welcome to stop by this post’s comment section to introduce themselves.

  • Teresa L. Bergen, independent journalist, Portland, Ore
  • Carissa Escober Doran, student, University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • Crissinda Ponder, reporter, Bankrate.com, Lake Worth, Fla. (@CrissiPonder)

If you haven’t joined yet, see what member benefits you’re missing out on: Access to more than 50 journals and databases, tip sheets and articles from your colleagues on how they’ve reported stories, conferences, workshops, online training, reporting guides and more. Join AHCJ today to get a wealth of support and tools to help you.

Welcome to AHCJ’s newest members

Len Bruzzese

About Len Bruzzese

Len Bruzzese is the executive director of AHCJ and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. He also is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and served for nearly 20 years in daily journalism.

Please welcome these new professional and student members to AHCJ. All new members are welcome to stop by this post’s comment section to introduce themselves.

  • David Ariosto, senior producer/reporter, Al Jazeera America, Astoria, N.Y. (@hlthcarejourno)
  • Alaya Boykin, independent journalist, Atlanta
  • Samantha Clark, student, San Jose State University, Gilroy, Calif. (@samanthabclark)
  • Anne Harding, independent journalist, Maplewood, N.J.
  • Hannah Hoag, independent journalist, Toronto,  Canada (@hannahh)
  • Nils Kongshaug, director, video programming & production, Everyday Health Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Jennifer LaFleur, director, computer-assisted reporting, ProPublica, New York (@j_la28)
  • Laura Montini, independent journalist, Ramsey, N.J.
  • Dina Overland, independent journalist, Pismo Beach, Calif.

If you haven’t joined yet, see what member benefits you’re missing out on: Access to more than 50 journals and databases, tip sheets and articles from your colleagues on how they’ve reported stories, conferences, workshops, online training, reporting guides and more. Join AHCJ today to get a wealth of support and tools to help you.

Welcome to the newest AHCJ members

Len Bruzzese

About Len Bruzzese

Len Bruzzese is the executive director of AHCJ and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. He also is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and served for nearly 20 years in daily journalism.

Please welcome our newest professional and student members to AHCJ. All new members are welcome to stop by this post’s comment section to introduce themselves.

  • Dawn Bialy, editor, Belvoir Media Group, Sarasota, Fla.
  • Larry Blumenthal, executive producer, health, Philly.com, Philadelphia (@lblumenthal)
  • Katy Butler, independent journalist, Mill Valley, Calif.
  • Jaclyn Cosgrove, health & medical reporter, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City (@jaclyncosgrove)
  • Charles Denham, editor in chief, Journal of Patient Safety, Austin, Texas (@charles_denham)
  • Jessica Genninger, medical reporter/researcher, The Dr. Oz Show, New York
  • Laura High, independent journalist, Denver
  • Thomas James, health producer, WUSA-Silver Spring, Md. (@thomasjamestj)
  • Kevin Johnson, medical student journalist, Dr. Oz Show, New York
  • Shefali Kulkarni, reporter, Kaiser Health News, Washington, D.C. (@shefalikulkarni)
  • Sara Miller, medical reporter/researcher, The Dr. Oz Show, New York
  • Jacqueline Paulis, medical reporter/researcher, The Dr. Oz Show, New York
  • Nazli Senyuva, medical reporter/researcher, The Dr. Oz Show, New York
  • Alexander Wayne, reporter, Bloomberg News, Washington, D.C. (@aawayne)

If you haven’t joined yet, see what member benefits you’re missing out on: Access to more than 50 journals and databases, tip sheets and articles from your colleagues on how they’ve reported stories, conferences, workshops, online training, reporting guides and more. Join AHCJ today to get a wealth of support and tools to help you.