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

This Red Means ‘Go’ for Medical Discoveries

October 19, 2020
With a little tweak of the color palette, UVA researchers have made it easier for scientists to unravel the mysteries of disease and develop new treatments.

Researchers Seek to End Unexpected Bills for Screening Colonoscopies

October 14, 2020
Nearly 1 in 8 commercially insured patients nationwide who underwent an elective colonoscopy between 2012 and 2017 performed by an in-network provider received “surprise” bills for out-of-network expenses, often totaling hundreds of dollars or more, a new analysis shows.

UVA Tests Drug, Given to Trump, to See If It Can Prevent COVID-19

October 8, 2020
UVA Health is testing the antibody cocktail to determine if it can prevent COVID-19 infection in people who share a household with someone with the illness.

UVA Cancer Center Improves Care for Brain Metastases

October 5, 2020
Ambitious efforts at UVA Cancer Center to improve care for patients with cancer that has spread to the brain have yielded important insights and tools that can benefit other hospitals.

UVA Testing Sound Waves to Address Erectile Dysfunction

September 28, 2020
UVA is exploring the potential of “low-intensity shockwave therapy” to address erectile dysfunction by promoting blood vessel growth and tissue repair.

Genetic Differences in Fat Shape Men and Women’s Health Risks

September 25, 2020
New findings about fat help explain the differing health risks men and women face – and set the stage for better, more targeted treatments.

COVID-19 Discovery in Children May Inform Vaccines, Treatments

September 24, 2020
A commentary highlights how new COVID-19 findings have important implications for the development of vaccines and immune therapies for the disease.

HIV Drugs Could Prevent Diabetes, Study Suggests

September 23, 2020
Patients taking drugs called NRTIs to treat HIV and hepatitis B had a 33% lower risk of developing diabetes.

Cancer Centers Join to Address the Impact of COVID-19

September 22, 2020
A consortium of 17 cancer centers in the United States, including UVA Cancer Center, have come together to better understand the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in delaying cancer detection, care and prevention.

Cancer Discovery Reveals Key Process in Tumor Formation

September 14, 2020
A new discovery from the School of Medicine may open the door to a new approach to treating cancer: by disrupting a vital condensation process inside cancer cells.