I have been a journalist for more than 50 years, including a 33-career at The Wall Street Journal, where my dominant assignment was as a reporter and editor covering medicine, clinical science and the intersection between innovation and commerce. I covered nearly all the important advances in heart disease, cancer and other diseases and as a deputy bureau chief helped oversee science and medical coverage for the Journal. I am a past winner of the Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting. I am currently freelancing for the Journal and other publications, with a focus on medical research and trends in medicine and health care.
I taught journalism at the University of New Hampshire (my alma mater) in the late 1970s and early 1980s. I am the author of Hard Aground, the Story of the Argo Merchant Oil Spill, and co-author (with Milton Silverman) of Open and Shut, a true crime story, both published by W. W. Norton in the 1970s. I currently live in North Conway, NH
Ron Winslow, a former long-time medical and science reporter and editor at The Wall Street Journal, is a freelance medical and science journalist.