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.
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 >
Elderly women battling breast cancer who have anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions are more likely to use opioids and more likely to die, a new study led by the School of Medicine suggests.
The findings should encourage doctors to better manage mental health in patients with… read more >