[PSR-News] First Class of Association of Health Care Journalists/NLM Fellows Announced

Sandstrom, Heidi heidits at library.ucla.edu
Mon Jul 27 13:40:31 PDT 2009

Network colleagues:


The inaugural class of Fellows in the Association of Health Care
Journalists-National Library of Medicine (AHCJ-NLM) Fellowships was
recently announced by AHCJ. 


The Fellows, health journalists selected by AHCJ from dozens of
qualified applicants, will receive training about NLM's services and
meet with physicians and researchers at NLM and the National Institutes
of Health (NIH) during a weeklong visit to the NIH campus in Bethesda,
Maryland, September 13-17, 2009.

 The journalists chosen to take part this year are: 

*	John Fauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 
*	Lynya Floyd, Essence Magazine 
*	Jeff Hansel, Rochester, Minn. Post-Bulletin 
*	Douglas Podolsky, Consumer Reports 
*	Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star 
*	Heidi Splete, Global Medical News Network 

The Fellows will receive hands-on training on how to use and get the
most from NLM's databases, such as PubMed, MedlinePlus,
ClinicalTrials.gov, ToxNet and the Household Products Database. They
will also meet with senior NLM and NIH researchers and officials for
exclusive informational sessions on such topics as diabetes, infectious
disease, health disparities, and personalized medicine.

"The Fellowship is designed to help health journalists obtain new
stories, improve their reporting and be more resourceful," said Robert
A. Logan, PhD, NLM senior staff, who helped coordinate the program with
AHCJ. "The bonus for the Fellows is better stories," added Len Bruzzese,
Executive Director of AHCJ. 

"NLM welcomes the inaugural class and is pleased that the Fellows
represent a wide spectrum of news organizations," said Donald A.B.
Lindberg, MD, Director of NLM.          

For more information about the AHCJ-NLM fellows program, please contact
Dr. Robert A. Logan at logan at nlm.nih.gov and 301.496.1936. 

Heidi Thiessen Sandstrom

Associate Director

National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Pacific Southwest Region


(310) 794-6572

heidits at library.ucla.edu


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