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 is the first medical center in the Southeast to implant a new type of electrical stimulator to control seizures in patients with epilepsy.
A federally funded study shows how invading glioma cells disrupt brain connections and break down the blood brain barrier.
Crawford Downs, Ph.D., has been named chair-elect of the Animals in Research Committee of the Association for Research in Vision Science and Ophthalmology.
Neurologist David Geldmacher, M.D., is  launching a new clinical effort to prepare a personalized dementia risk assessment for people concerned about their risk for developing memory problems as they age.
Anthony Nicholas, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Neurology, is a co-editor of the first textbook on the subject of protein deimination in human health and disease.
Researchers participated in a multi-site study that disproved a once-promising theory that statins might have a beneficial effect on lung function.
New understanding of roundworm reproduction could have impact on human and animal infertility issues, say UAB scientists.
An inside pitch and a slip off the bat deliver a potentially blinding blow -- and a message for vision safety.
Cynthia Owsley, Ph.D., MSPH, was named chair-elect of the Ethics and Regulations in Human Research Committee of ARVO, the Association for Research in Vision Science and Ophthalmology.
Supported by more than $2 million in federal grants, Cynthia Brown's research to improve mobility in hospitalized elders has won national acclaim.