08 September 2011

Shameless Self Promotion: UN Foundation Fellowship

I will be taking part in all the UN Week hoopla as a UN Foundation Fellow along with a pretty darn good group of journalists.  I feel a bit like I am living an episode of Sesame Street.  Anyways, it will be a great opportunity to learn more about what is going on in the global health world.  So expect lots of tweeting and blogging from NYC.

The United Nations Foundation announced today the names of press fellows who will participate in the 2011 United Nations Foundation Press Fellowship: Global Health, Global Challengesprogram in New York City. The fellowship will take place during the week of the UN General Assembly to provide the fellows with the latest information on pressing global issues and offer unprecedented access to high-level policymakers and experts.
"This fellowship brings together prestigious U.S. and international-based journalists who are on the frontlines of reporting and building awareness about global health," said Kathy Calvin, Chief Executive Officer at the United Nations Foundation. "By talking and learning about urgent questions facing our planet such as chronic diseases, vaccines, maternal mortality, reproductive health, innovations like mobile health technology and important issues such as population, these journalists will have a behind-the-scenes look at some of the biggest global challenges and the work being done to address them."
2011 United Nations Foundation Press Fellowship: Global Health, Global Challenges Fellows:
  • Martha Bebinger, Reporter, 90.9 WBUR, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Tabby Biddle, Reporter, Huffington Post, Santa Monica, California
  • Torie Bosch, Future Tense Editor for the New America Foundation and Slate, Washington, D.C.
  • Nellie Bristol, Journalist, Health Affairs, Washington, D.C.
  • Kristen Consillio, Reporter, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Helen Coster, Staff Writer, Forbes Magazine, New York, New York
  • Mariama Diallo Crandall, Reporter/Producer, Voice of America, Washington, D.C.
  • Larisa Epatko, Reporter, PBS Newshour, Washington, D.C.
  • Michelle Eubanks, Reporter, Associated Press, Montgomery, Alabama
  • Jason Gale, Health Reporter, Bloomberg, Singapore
  • Mark Goldberg, Reporter, UN Dispatch, Washington, D.C.
  • Stacie Hamel, Editor, livewellnebraska.com, Omaha World Herald, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Anup Kaphle, Online Editor for World and National Security, The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
  • Fran Kritz, Journalist, Washington, D.C.
  • Frances Kuo, Reporter/Producer, NBC News Channel, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Tom Murphy, Editor, A View from the Cave Blog, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Alexandra Nikolchev, Producer, WNET PBS, New York, New York 
  • Carolyn O'Neil, Nutrition Columnist/Blogger, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tom Paulson, Host/Blogger, KPLU 88.5 NPR, Humanosphere, Seattle, Washington
  • Ross Reynolds, Senior Producer/Host, KUOW 94.9 NPR, Seattle, Washington
  • Debra Sherman, Correspondent, Reuters, Chicago, Illinois
  • Chris Sweeney, Journalist, Popular Mechanics, Chicago, Illinois
  • Gayathri Vaidyanathan, Reporter, Greenwire, Washington, D.C.
  • Tom Watkins, News Editor, CNN, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tom Wilemon, Reporter, The Tennessean, Nashville, Tennessee 
The 25 U.S. and international- based press fellows will participate in a four-day fellowship, from September 18-21.  Their program will feature a special focus on global health issues that will give fellows unequaled access to world leaders, UN experts, NGOs, health experts and practitioners and celebrity advocates who will report on the events and announcements being made during UN Week. The fellowship will also include access to the 2011 Social Good Summit.