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
It is 18,000 pounds of green, rolling intensive care unit. The Critical Care Transport program at UAB welcomes its newest piece of lifesaving equipment, a Ford chassis/Taylormade body ground transport ambulance.
New guidelines suggest exercise and cognitive training can help lower the risk of dementia for those with mild cognitive impairment.
Turning down the lights and reducing noise levels as part of a stimulation reduction initiative can decrease assaults and the amount of time patients must spend in restraint at psychiatric intensive care units, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Proton International have secured funding for the UAB Proton Therapy Center. The facility will be the first proton therapy center in the state of Alabama. UAB and Proton International expect to break ground in January 2018 and open the facility in approximately two years.
Will Ferniany, CEO of the UAB Health System, has been named to the 2017 list of Becker's Hospital Review's “183 nonprofit hospital and health system CEOs to know.”
ECMO and autoantibody reduction through plasma exchange, experimental therapies not available everywhere, help end an Alabama woman’s five-month medical ordeal.
A two-drug combination therapy for cystic fibrosis is shown to be effective. Triple combination therapy is close behind.
Do you know the warning signs of sepsis? Most Americans don’t … and they should.
UAB will examine cognitive behavior therapy, a form of psychotherapy, that may help reduce the severity of non-epileptic seizures induced by traumatic brain injury.
New research from UAB shows that maintaining healthy dendritic spines — a component of neurons — may be protective against Alzheimer’s disease.
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