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
Brain tumor research will benefit from a 5K and 1-mile fun run.
“Twitch,” a film about a young woman’s journey as she is tested for Huntington’s disease, will be previewed on campus.
The eye is a window to the brain; scientists discover early signs of dementia in changes to neurons in the eye’s retina.
A UAB neuroscience student has received a summer fellowship from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.
The UAB Callahan Eye Hospital will open its remodeled emergency department and newly renovated Lions Eye Clinic at a ceremony on Thursday, July 31.
Casey Weaver, M.D., the Wyatt and Susan Haskell Professor of Medical Excellence in the Department of Pathology, has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.
The Center for Palliative and Supportive Care Ambulatory Program has received a Citation of Honor celebrating innovation in palliative and end-of-life care from the American Hospital Association’s Circle of Life Award® program.
A local woman injured by a bottle rocket to the eye joins UAB Callahan Eye Hospital in urging people to not use fireworks at home.
Paul D. Gamlin, Ph.D., has been awarded the Walt and Lilly Disney Award for Amblyopia Research by Research to Prevent Blindness.
Lindsay A. Rhodes, M.D., was named to the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Leadership Development Program Class of 2015. This program represents a commitment by the AAO to develop future leaders.