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
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.
A new report demonstrates that clinical and genetic factors affecting dose requirements for warfarin vary by race.
William C. Bailey, professor in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for 50 years of exemplary service by the Tulane Medical Alumni Association.
UAB researchers find a chemical pathway — a glutamate transporter — that may be causing seizures and shorten survival rates for patients with brain tumors.
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.
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