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

Study Finds Barriers to HIV Prevention in the South

August 4, 2020
The South, the U.S. region with the most HIV infections each year, also has the greatest barriers to obtaining drugs that can prevent the disease for people who rely on Affordable Care Act insurance plans.

Why is Stroke So Deadly for People of African Descent?

July 31, 2020
An international team of scientists has completed the largest analysis of stroke-risk genes ever undertaken in people of African descent.

Your Brain Parasite Isn’t Making You Sick – Here’s Why

July 30, 2020
A new discovery explains how the body keeps a common brain parasite in check, shedding light on the brain's relationship with the immune system.

Doctors Urge Hospitals to Become ‘Artificial Intelligence Ready’

July 23, 2020
Disorganized efforts to implement artificial intelligence in hospitals could undermine the technology's vast potential to benefit patients, the group warns.

UVA Pioneers Study of Genetic Diseases With Quantum Computers

July 22, 2020
Scientists are harnessing the mind-bending potential of quantum computers to help us understand genetic diseases – even before quantum computers are a thing.

UVA IDs Gene Responsible for Deadly Glioblastoma

July 14, 2020
The discovery of the oncogene responsible for glioblastoma could be the brain tumor's Achilles' heel, one researcher says.

Single-Dose Flu Drug Reduces Spread Within Households

July 13, 2020
Only 1.9% of uninfected household contacts who took a single dose of baloxavir marboxil came down with the flu.

Discovery Reveals How Plants Make Cellulose for Strength and Growth

July 9, 2020
The discovery unveils the molecular machinery that plants use to weave cellulose chains into cable-like structures called “microfibrils.”

Lack of Lockdown Increased COVID-19 Deaths in Sweden

July 3, 2020
The study will help doctors understand the effects of individual compliance with infection-control measures.

Exercise Can Slow or Prevent Vision Loss, Study Finds

June 30, 2020
A new study found that exercise reduced the harmful overgrowth of blood vessels in the eyes of lab mice by up to 45%. This tangle of blood vessels is a key contributor to macular degeneration and other eye diseases.