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 has created the only comprehensive interventional pulmonary medicine program in Alabama to better diagnose and treat lung and chest diseases.
In another example of precision medicine, UAB researchers have used IPF patients own lung tissue to create models to determine the most effective medication for that patient.
UAB’s Center for Exercise Medicine has two exercise studies underway, one for patients needing joint replacement and one to boost muscle in seniors.
A seven-year effort led by a UAB neurologist has established the first guidelines for the use of fMRI in epilepsy surgery.
ERAS, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, is making a big difference for UAB surgical patients.
UAB Medicine introduces MedCast, a new, free series of podcasts presented by leading UAB physicians and eligible for continuing medical education credit.
Donald J. Buchsbaum, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, is the sixth UAB faculty member enrolled in the National Academy of Inventors.
UAB will create a labyrinth on the floor of the Holmes Pavilion to promote wellness and healing for patients, family and staff.
UAB will study a drug originally developed for Parkinson’s disease that may help reduce breath holding in patients with Rett syndrome.
Neurobiology professor Vladimir Parpura, M.D., Ph.D.,  becomes the second UAB faculty with membership in the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives.