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.
An unexpected discovery about fertilization from the School of Medicine reveals new insights on how sperm and egg fuse and could have major implications for couples battling infertility – and may lead to a future male contraceptive.
finding has the potential both to boost the success rate… read more >
Scientists at the School of Medicine have discovered a strange new organelle inside our cells that helps to prevent cancer by ensuring that genetic material is sorted correctly as cells divide.
researchers have connected problems with the organelle to a subset of breast cancer tumors that make lots… read more >
The School of Medicine is leading a statewide effort to battle the opioid crisis and reduce the number of Virginians dying from it.
Opioids are the
leading cause of accidental death in Virginia, where the rate of
opioid-connected deaths has increased nearly five-fold since 2010. More than 1,240… read more >
UVA Cancer Center is part of a new five-year study seeking to reduce the disproportionately high rates of cervical cancer – and deaths from cervical cancer – in Appalachia, including Southwest Virginia.
The goal is to work closely with primary
care practices to decrease smoking, increase HPV vaccination… read more >