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 School of Medicine's anesthesiology history unit relates the use of anesthesia in the Civil War from the very different experiences of a spunky private and a famous Stonewall general.
A team performed one of the first surgeries using virtual augmented reality technology and Google Glass — a combination that could be an important step in practical telemedicine.
UAB mental health professionals will join former Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., in a program aimed at recovery and resilience after the trauma of the 16th Street Church bombing.
The new program will tackle cases where a diagnosis has not been made despite extensive efforts by the referring physician.
Grant will allow researchers to study novel therapies for pulmonary fibrosis, a deadly lung disease with no approved treatments.
Dancers kick up their heels to support research into healthy aging at the fourth annual event.

Studies zero in on potential biomarkers in muscle tissue for Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Singh will develop a medical decision making guide for African-American and Hispanic lupus patients with kidney disease.
A UAB study discovers a pathway used by malignant tumor cells to invade healthy parts of the brain, giving researchers a fresh target for drug discovery.
A grant will establish the new Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson’s Disease Centers of Excellence at UAB and two other medical centers.