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Congratulations to Karen Weintraub and the entire health reporting team at USA Today for winning a 2023 Reporting Fellowship from the Association of Health Care Journalists. Awarded to mid-career journalists who are pursuing year-long projects, Weintraub, who teaches feature writing in the GPSW, scooped up the award as part of a four-person team. Their project will focus on how diabetes care and outcomes highlight how, and why, the American healthcare system is broken as well as possible solutions to make it better.

From an ACHJ press release, “the fellowship covers the cost of attending seminars and AHCJ conferences and a $4,000 project allowance to defray the cost of field reporting, health data analysis, and other project-related research. Each project includes a $2,500 award upon completion. Recipients will continue their jobs during the coming year while receiving customized training, mentoring, and financial support for their projects.”

Karen currently covers a wide range of health topics at USA Today, including infectious diseases, public health, cancer, and genetics. Before joining the USA Today team, she spent a decade as a freelance health and science reporter, writing regularly for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Scientific American, among other outlets. Congratulations, Karen.