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
A project by ophthalmologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will examine whether a partnership with community-based optometrists will improve detection and treatment of glaucoma, especially for high-risk populations.
UAB has teamed with the Michael J. Fox Foundation to look for genetic biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease.
The new clinics, located at at Medical West in Bessemer and the Birmingham St. Vincent’s Hospital campus, will provide care for a variety of ocular conditions.
You might know that sex sells, but did you know that the sex of cells is important in biomedical research?
Research to Prevent Blindness has awarded a grant of $110,000 to the Department of Ophthalmology.
The Montgomery regional campus will accept six third-year medical students starting in May, with 20 more arriving next year.
Researchers show that high-intensity strength training improves mobility, mood and overall quality of life for Parkinson’s patients.
Erik Roberson, M.D., Ph.D., and Andrew West, Ph.D., have been named co-directors of the Center for Neurodegeneration and Experimental Therapeutics.
A UAB/VA study shows that home hospice techniques on terminally ill, hospitalized patients have a positive impact on end-of-life care.
Researchers say that antibiotics continue to be inappropriately used in emergency rooms despite worries over antibiotic resistance.