MedPage Today Creates Medical Journalism Fellowship For Health Care Professionals In Training

Harvard Medical School graduate Dr. Shara Yurkiewicz will join staff

Jul 01, 2014, 08:30 ET from Everyday Health, Inc.

NEW YORK, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MedPage Today, a property of Everyday Health, Inc. (NYSE: EVDY), announced today the inaugural recipient of the MedPage Today Medical Journalism Fellowship, a one-year program that gives health care professionals in training the opportunity to work alongside the world's leading medical newsgathering team.

Shara Yurkiewicz, MD, who just graduated from Harvard Medical School, joins the MedPage Today editorial staff in New York this week. Yurkiewicz, who earned her undergraduate degree at Yale University and has been an AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellow at the Los Angeles Times and a regular blogger for Scientific American. She plans to apply for residencies in rehabilitation medicine, and make journalism an important part of her career.

"More and more often, doctors and other health care professionals are looking for options beyond their white coats," says Ivan Oransky, MD, vice president and global editorial director of MedPage Today. "We're thrilled to add their expertise to our coverage, and to train the next generation of medical journalists. I would have jumped at this chance in medical school had it been available."

Yurkiewicz joins Everyday Health's preeminent roster of MD reporters and contributors including Oransky, Sanjay Gupta, MD, Fred Pelzman, MD, and Kevin Pho, MD.

About MedPage Today MedPage Today, a property of Everyday Health, Inc. (NYSE: EVDY), provides health care professionals with broad, timely and relevant news coverage that directly affects their practices. Reaching more than one-third of all U.S. physicians and more than 300,000 prescribers, MedPage Today's clinical and policy coverage of evidence-based medicine makes it the trusted and reliable source for medical news. With the largest full-time staff of healthcare journalists in the professional space, the MedPage Today team is dedicated to enhancing the lives of health care professionals and their patients through the use of practical tools and educational resources.

About Everyday Health, Inc. Everyday Health is a leading provider of digital health and wellness solutions. Everyday Health combines premier digital content from leading health brands with sophisticated data and analytics technology to provide a highly personalized and differentiated content experience to its users. During 2013, an estimated average of 43 million consumers and 500,000 health care professionals, including one-third of all U.S. physicians, engaged with Everyday Health's health and wellness properties each month across multiple channels, including the web, mobile devices, video and social media.

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