Joshua Barney


Josh primarily covers research and the School of Medicine. 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.

Job Title: Deputy Public Information Officer
Phone: 434.906.8864

A New Tool for Developing COVID-19 Treatments, Vaccines

June 1, 2020
Biomedical scientists working with COVID-19 have an important new resource to help them better understand the virus.

New Stroke Guidelines Aim to Improve Care Amid COVID-19

May 28, 2020
Top stroke experts have issued new guidance to ensure stroke patients receive safe, timely care while preventing the transmission of COVID-19.

UVA Finds Essential Key to Hearing Sensitivity

May 26, 2020
New research is shedding light on the biological architecture that lets us hear – and on a genetic disorder that causes both deafness and blindness.

iTHRIV Seeks to Address COVID-19 Information Gap in Virginia

May 19, 2020
The Integrated Translational Health Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) has developed an online tool to collect COVID-19 related information from volunteers who are residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Heart Attacks, Heart Failure, Stroke: COVID-19’s Cardiovascular Complications

May 15, 2020
A new guide from emergency medicine doctors details the potentially deadly cardiovascular complications COVID-19 can cause.

In Victory Over Polio, Hope for the Battle Against COVID-19

May 13, 2020
Medicine’s great triumph over polio holds out hope we can do the same for COVID-19, two researchers say.

COVID-19: UVA Discovery Spurs Clinical Trial of Antidepressant

May 12, 2020
The drug has shown promise for stopping dangerous overreactions of the immune system, a concern in patients with severe COVID-19.

Telehealth Tools Developed for Ebola Improve COVID Care

May 11, 2020
The telehealth tools allow doctors to provide personal, high-quality care while conserving vital personal protective equipment and reducing infection risks.

Focused Ultrasound Opening Brain to Impossible Treatments

May 6, 2020
Focused ultrasound, the researchers hope, could revolutionize treatment for conditions from Alzheimer’s to brain tumors and even stroke.

Drug Tested at UVA Cleared as 1st COVID-19 Treatment

May 2, 2020
The antiviral drug, remdesivir, becomes the first treatment authorized to battle life-threatening COVID-19.