The Association of Health Care Journalists has selected eleven journalists for the fourth class of its Fellowship on Comparative Effectiveness Research.
According to the AHCJ, the program was created in conjunction with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to “help reporters and editors produce more accurate in-depth stories on medical research and how medical decisions are made.”
The following individuals were named into the program:
- Independent journalist Lola Butcher;
- Modern Healthcare Reporter Maria Castellucci;
- The Plain Dealer Reporter Ginger Christ;
- Independent journalist Carolyn Crist; and
- Healthcare Innovation News and Population Health News Editor Mari Edlin.
“It’s a pleasure to be collaborating with PCORI again,” AHCJ Executive Director Len Bruzzese said in a statement. “This program allows experienced journalists an opportunity to get advanced training on understanding medical studies, evaluating evidence and looking for ways to tap into patient involvement.”