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
The Neuroscience Roadmap Scholars Program is designed to help graduate students from underrepresented communities — racial/ethnic minorities and people with disability — succeed in a career in neuroscience.
Early Birmingham’s medical development is the subject of a Reynolds Historical Lecture looking at the first four decades of the city’s history.
Thanks to a two-contact approach that helped restore vision in his left eye, bike lover Jeff Henson can ride solo again.
New funding from the Jefferson County Commission will re-establish the Mental Health Court in Birmingham, administered by UAB TASC.
Research into rare diseases gets a funding boost from the NIH: UAB researchers studying Rett syndrome and tuberous sclerosis among those involved in the national effort.
UAB Hospital honored by Becker’s Healthcare as one of the best hospitals in America, and UAB Medicine touted as a great place to work in healthcare.
The role of the Advisory Board is to advocate for the regional campus in the river region.
Philanthropic support has enabled the UAB Department of Neurology to make huge strides in knowledge of diseases such as Parkinson’s.
The replacement of the old-fashioned wheelchair is here: the Movi chair, designed for hospitals, nursing homes and anyplace where patient mobility is important.