Winslow, deputy for health and science, leaves WSJ
Ron Winslow, the deputy bureau chief for health and science news at The Wall Street Journal, left the paper on Friday as part of the recent buyout offers.
Winslow has written more than 1,000 articles describing new medical and health care research and chronicling the economic forces transforming the nation’s health care system.
He received the Howard Lewis Award for career achievement from the American Heart Association in 2003 and his work has been honored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and other groups.
He is a member of the National Association of Science Writers, and was a founding board member of the Association of Health Care Journalists.
Winslow, a graduate of the University of New Hampshire in Durham, began his journalism career 40 years ago as a reporter for Rhode Island’s Providence Journal, and later, while teaching English and journalism at the University of New Hampshire, continued to write as a freelancer for The New York Times and The Boston Globe magazines among other publications.
He joined The Journal in 1983 as a reporter covering electric utilities and nuclear power. Two years later he was named assistant national news editor, in charge of the paper’s science and energy section, and a few months later, news editor. He returned to reporting as a senior special writer in 1989, covering health care and medicine.