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 one of five centers named to host the first class of fellows in the Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders.
UAB and CreakyJoints, an online, non-profit, patient support community, are launching Arthritis Power — the first patient-centered research registry for arthritis, bone and inflammatory skin conditions — to securely collect health data from tens of thousands of arthritis patients to support future research.
UAB was part of a promising international study of a combination therapy for patients with the most common cystic fibrosis mutation.
UAB has established the third multidisciplinary comprehensive clinic in the world for transverse myelitis, a rare spinal cord disease.
UAB has received prestigious designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center from the Joint Commission and American Heart Association.
Research to identify a new approach to treat Alzheimer’s disease gets new funding after a pilot grant from the Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance.
Becker’s Hospital Review has named UAB Hospital as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America.
The American College of Emergency Physicians has named UAB’s Dave Pigott as Spokesperson of the Year for his communications efforts during the Ebola outbreak.
The protective effect is achieved by reducing acute inflammation in the spleen and the left ventricle of the heart.
UAB gets $11 million grant for potential groundbreaking study of beta blockers for patients with COPD.
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