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 UAB Health System is once again recognized for use of information technology to improve health care, named one of America’s “Most Wired” hospitals.
The discovery could have therapeutic ramifications for conditions including dementia, age-related memory loss or even post-traumatic stress disorder.
The first patient in the Southeast to get the RNS responsive neurostimulation seizure-control device implanted in the brain reports dramatic results at UAB.
A unique philanthropic partnership between Research to Prevent Blindness, EyeSight Foundation of Alabama, and Susan and Dowd Ritter will fund ophthalmology research.
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.