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
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.
A UAB researcher focusing on the epigenetics of drug abuse wins a significant funding award from the National Institutes of Health.
A UAB researcher suggests that autoimmune disease therapy may be an effective treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
J. Crawford Downs, Ph.D., vice chair of Research in the Department of Ophthalmology, was awarded a three-year, $1.23 million grant from the National Eye Institute to explore intraocular pressure fluctuation as it relates to the development and progression of glaucoma.
New research identifies an epigenetic cause for why patients with temporal lobe epilepsy tend to have memory loss, and suggests a potential way to reverse that loss.
In late March, physicians at the University of Alabama at Birmingham carefully threaded a one-way valve the size of a black-eyed pea into the lower lobe of Dennis Bullock’s left lung. Bullock, a 67-year-old emphysema patient, was the fourth person at UAB to receive the experimental Zephyr® endobronchial valve.
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