Bob Shepard

Bob Shepard

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Media Specialist, UAB News
(205) 934-8934 
bshep@uab.edu

A 16-year veteran of UAB, Shepard previously had a career in television news, serving as a photographer, field producer and documentary producer at stations in Lexington, Ky.; Norfolk, Va.; and Birmingham. He spends a fair amount of free time canoeing the rivers of the southern Appalachians and believes that his beloved Chicago Cubs will win the World Series this year. Finally.

Beats include: Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital; Center for Aging; Center for Palliative Care; Comprehensive Neuroscience Center; Emergency Medicine; Gene Therapy Center; Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care; Gregory F. James Cystic Fibrosis Center; Heflin Genetics Center; Nutrition Sciences; School of Health Professions; School of Medicine; Trauma, Burn and Surgical Critical Care
Proposed budget cuts to Alabama’s Medicaid program would be disastrous to the state, says the CEO of the UAB Health System.
UAB’s Undiagnosed Diseases Program is the court of last resort for those with baffling diseases that have never been diagnosed.
UAB’s Montgomery campus medical students go through orientation and lend a hand to Habitat for Humanity.
Becker’s Hospital Review lists UAB Hospital as third-largest in the nation.
A new surgical robot helps UAB physicians add a new technique for preparing for epilepsy surgery.
UAB is set to open a mental health clinic July 20 that will improve access to care for those who identify as LGBTQ.
UAB’s Candace Floyd is set to take a top leadership post with the National Neurotrauma Society.
Rates of vision impairment are high among seniors living in subsidized housing, suggesting an increased need for widespread vision screening.
The American College of Surgeons has again verified UAB as a Level I Trauma Center, a designation held by UAB since 1999.
UAB ophthalmologists have dinner in the dark to gain better understanding of what it means to be vision-impaired.
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