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 been awarded two of five national Gage Awards for quality and population health from America’s Essential Hospitals.
First responders are often unable to get to the scene of an active shooter situation, prompting the UAB trauma service to introduce the Stop the Bleed campaign.
A new UAB study will investigate the role of autoantibodies and the benefit of therapeutic plasma exchange on a deadly lung disease.
UAB’s Addiction Recovery Program, along with community partners, hosts the End Addiction Birmingham Recovery Walk to draw attention to substance abuse issues.
A UAB study suggests a new bone boosting drug is more effective than commonly used bone loss medications in preventing fractures in women with osteoporosis.
UAB’s Civitan Rett Syndrome Clinic has been named a Center of Excellence by rettsyndrome.org, one of the nation’s leading advocacy groups.
UAB is joining the All of Us Research Program, an effort led by the National Institutes of Health to drive precision medicine research.
UAB joins two other Alabama hospitals as part of the Department of Public Health’s serious disease network.
UAB has created new clinical space with a $10 million renovation of the Whitaker Clinic at UAB Hospital.
For the fourth consecutive year, UAB Medicine has earned “Most Wired” status for use of information technology in improving patient care.
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