Matthew Bin Han Ong, a former intern at Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, is among 14 journalists chosen for the inaugural class of the National Cancer Reporting Fellowships. The fellowship was created as a collaboration between the National Cancer Institute and the Association of Health Care Journalists.
The fellows will spend four days in October at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, to increase their understanding of and ability to report accurately on complex scientific findings, and provide insight into the work of cancer researchers.
Ong, a reporter for The Cancer Letter, based in Washington D.C., graduated from Marquette University in 2012. He has won four prestigious awards in 2016 for his series, “How Medical Devices Do Harm,” from the Society of Professional Journalists, Washington, D.C. Chapter; Society of American Business Editors and Writers; National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation; and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. He also won the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Washington Media Institute.