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HealthDay Scholarship for Journalism Awarded to Julianne Cuba

STONY BROOK, NY, October 5, 2015 -- HealthDay, a health news service, has awarded its annual scholarship to Julianne Cuba, a student enrolled in the School of Journalism's Master of Science Program at Stony Brook University.

The scholarship was established in 2013 to identify and reward an outstanding student at the School of Journalism who intends to seek a career in health or science journalism. The scholarship also includes a Fall internship at HealthDay, the largest provider of health news in the United States.

Cuba, a New York native originally from Mamaroneck, is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton. She has studied Chinese since middle school with her passion for the language intensifying following a trip to the Far East; she speaks conversational Mandarin.

Cuba also writes a column for The Journal News, based in White Plains, geared towards millennials. Her column last month focused on mental health in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day. "One of my passions in journalism is the ability to open up dialogue about mental health and mental illness," said Cuba. At HealthDay, she will be reporting, writing video scripts for lifestyle content and managing social media accounts. Cuba is in the last semester of her master's degree program.

HealthDay, founded in 1998, is a leading producer and syndicator of evidence-based health news and video and the largest syndicator of health content to Internet sites. Its work appears on more than 5,000 websites, including Everyday Health, WebMD, MSN Healthy Living, US News and World Report and CBS News. George Giokas, HealthDay's chairman and co-founder, is an instructor in the School of Journalism.

"The School of Journalism is appreciative not only about what this scholarship means to individual students but also what it means to our overall goal of inspiring the next generation of health and science journalists. The public is awash in information and misinformation. It's never been more important to produce authoritative and thoughtful journalists who can help sort it out," said Howard Schneider, Dean of Stony Brook's School of Journalism.

"We are excited to continue our partnership with Stony Brook and support them in their goal of educating future journalists. Now more than ever, health journalists are vital to the public's understanding of accurate health information," said Dan McKillen, CEO of HealthDay.

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