Mayo Clinic-Cronkite Medical Journalism Fellowship

Discover how to cover the changing world of medicine in this innovative fellowship program for top medical and health journalists. This fellowship is part of the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care.

The Mayo Clinic-Cronkite Medical Journalism Fellowship: 2018


Mayo Clinic-Cronkite Fellowship Overview

Fellows visit the Mayo Clinic simulation lab and see how medical students learn how to deal with high-pressure situations such as the emergency room, operating room and more.

Participants experience the training that medical students receive. Two Mayo Clinic medical school professors share techniques and fellows are invited to practice their interviewing skills.

Hear a roundtable discussion with Mayo Clinic and ASU professors regarding the challenges women face in medicine today.

Receive training from a Pulitzer Prize-winning editor about how to use data to make your journalism skills stronger.

Be guided through a process for effective narrative writing by a Cronkite professor and former New York Times bureau chief and author.

Visit a Mayo Clinic lab where mathematics and augmented reality come together to improve medical outcomes.

The Mayo Clinic-Cronkite program is a great opportunity for health care journalists to learn more about the issues they cover and to hone their craft. The sessions with Mayo experts gave us a window into one of the biggest hospitals in the country. I found the sessions with Cronkite's excellent journalism professors to be particularly valuable. As a mid-career reporter, it was helpful to receive advice from these professors that I can apply to my everyday work.”

—Priyanka Dayal McCluskey, Health reporter, The Boston Globe

The Mayo Clinic-Cronkite fellowship introduced me to such talented journalists and expanded my network. I learned so much from story ideation, to the latest in medical technologies, to what goes on behind the scenes of a documentary. I came away inspired and motivated to push myself more as a journalist. I'm so honored to be part of the inaugural class.”

—Hyacinth Empinado, Multi-media Producer, STAT, health-oriented news website

2019 Mayo Clinic-Cronkite Medical Journalism Fellows

  • Brianna Abbott, health reporter, The Wall Street Journal
  • Rasha Ali, lifestyle reporter, USA TODAY
  • Fabiola Czubaj, staff writer, La Nacion
  • Amanda Eisenberg, health care reporter, POLITICO
  • Brianna Fay, anchor/reporter, ABC6
  • Ali Galante, medical producer, NBC News
  • Angela Gonzales, senior reporter, Phoenix Business Journal
  • Nohelani Graf, anchor/reporter, ABC15 Arizona
  • Roy Greene, health editor, The Boston Globe
  • Molly Harbarger, reporter, The Oregonian
  • Ashley Lopez, reporter, KUT
  • Carla Johnson, national medical writer, The Associated Press
  • Sandra Jordan, community health writer, St. Louis American
  • Andrew Joseph, reporter, STAT
  • Kaitlin Schroeder, health care reporter, Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Alex Smith, health and science reporter, KCUR
  • Kristen Thometz, reporter, WTTW
  • Lindy Washburn, health care reporter, USA TODAY
Lindsey Bever, general assignment reporter, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

Amy Birnbaum, medical news reporter, “CBS Evening News,” New York

Kaitlyn Chana, founder and president, Reel Stories. Real People., Inc., Jacksonville, Florida

Hyacinth Empinado, multimedia producer, STAT, Boston

Sherry Hsieh, editor of startups and health, Orange County Business Journal, Irvine, California

Caroline Kee, health writer and reporter, BuzzFeed, New York

Beth Kutscher, senior news editor/healthcare, LinkedIn, San Francisco

Andy Marso, health care reporter, Kansas City Star, The Kansas City, Missouri

Ashley May, multi-platform producer, USA Today, Washington, D.C.

Lesley McClurg, science and health reporter, KQED/NPR, San Francisco

Priyanka Dayal McCluskey, health care reporter, The Boston Globe, Boston

Anahad O’Connor, health reporter, The New York Times, San Francisco

Shelia Poole, reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta

Sabriya Rice, health care reporter, The Dallas Morning News, Dallas

Kristen Jordan Shamus, columnist/reporter, Detroit Free Press, Detroit

Maria Alesia Sosa, digital journalist, Univision Noticias, Miami

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