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
Christine A. Curcio, Ph.D., professor of ophthalmology, is the recipient of the 2014 Ludwig von Sallmann Prize, awarded to an individual for significant contributions to vision research and ophthalmology.
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.