John Dent Curtis, MS

Editor, Yale Medicine


Departments & Organizations

Institutional Planning & Communications

Role at Yale

My career in journalism began in Cali, Colombia, in 1974, as a photographer for the Cali Chronicle, an English-language weekly for the expatriate community. My client list expanded to include the American Women's Club, the Club Campestre, and Fidel Castro's exiled Minister of Propaganda. Within a few years I was also taking stock photos for textbooks and producing text/photo packages for GeoMundo, a magazine produced in Miami and distributed throughout Latin America. I returned to the United States in 1981 and began working for a weekly newspaper in Hoboken, New Jersey. After graduating from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism I worked at the Hudson Dispatch in New Jersey, and the Waterbury Republican-American and the New Haven Register in Connecticut. Throughout this time I continued freelancing and my photos and articles have appeared on three continents and in newspapers including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


Education

  • M.S., Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, 1987

Honors & Recognition

  • Robert G. Fenley General Writing Award of Excellence 2009
    Association of American Medical Colleges  (2009)
  • Robert G. Fenley General Writing Award of Distinction 2004
    Association of American Medical Colleges  (2004)
  • Robert G. Fenley General Writing Award of Distinction 2003
    Association of American Medical Colleges  (2003)
  • Robert G. Fenley General Writing Award of Distinction 2002
    Association of American Medical Colleges  (2002)

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