Joshua Barney


Josh joined the Health System in 2011 as a writer and editor. He previously worked at The Daily Progress newspaper in Charlottesville, Va., first as a reporter and then as an editor. He is a graduate of UVA. Josh primarily covers research and the School of Medicine.

Job Title: Deputy Public Information Officer
Phone: 434.243.1988

Here’s How E. Coli Knows How to Make You Really Sick

August 15, 2019
The discovery could one day help doctors prevent the infection from taking hold by allowing E. coli bacteria to pass harmlessly through the body.

UVA Leads Major Effort to Understand Autism Differences in Boys, Girls

August 12, 2019
The lack of information about autism’s manifestation in girls means many are never diagnosed and miss out on beneficial interventions, UVA's Kevin Pelphrey fears.

UVA Discovers Incredible ‘HULLK’ That Controls Growth of Prostate Cancer

July 29, 2019
The discovery could be used to target and stop the progression of prostate cancer, which kills more than 30,000 American men every year.

Doctors Determine How to Handle Blood Sugar After Stroke

July 23, 2019
Aggressive management of blood sugar levels after stroke is no better than standard approaches, a landmark study led by UVA found.

Microbiome Research Could Pave Way for Microbe ‘Microbreweries’ Across State

July 19, 2019
A young scientist's pioneering work could lead to a new industry of microbe "microbreweries" that will improve human health by targeting the microbiome.

To Reduce Cancer’s Terrible Toll, UVA Reaches Out to Those Often Left Unheard

July 11, 2019
The UVA Cancer Center is reaching out to the people it serves to identify and overcome barriers to care.

Can an Investigational Drug Delivered in the Ambulance Improve Stroke Outcomes?

July 1, 2019
UVA Health is launching a clinical trial with local emergency service providers to determine whether an investigational new drug, trans sodium crocetinate (TSC), can improve patient outcomes when administered at the first signs of a stroke.

Found: A Sweet Way to Make Everyday Things Almost Indestructible

June 27, 2019
The secret to making clothing practically indestructible could be the same thing that makes us grow out of it: sugar.

Unhealthy Gut Promotes Spread of Breast Cancer, Study Finds

June 10, 2019

An unhealthy, inflamed gut causes breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to other parts of the body, new research from the UVA Cancer Center suggests.

Melanie Rutkowski, PhD, of UVA’s
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology, found that
disrupting the microbiome of mice caused… read more >

Infant Death Review Highlights Danger of Misusing Car Seats

June 4, 2019
In a review of infant deaths that occurred while children were sleeping in sitting devices, researchers determined than more than 60% of the deaths were in car seats. The car seats were used as directed in less than 10% of those cases.