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
Physicians are employing ECMO technology to treat severe cases of the flu when conventional therapy fails.
UAB offers U.S. Preventive Services Task Force-recommended CT scans for lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.
Gel form of a medication for Parkinson’s disease speeds response time over traditional pills.
The hospital boasts 154 credentialed medical staff, including 80 surgeons, and has trained more than 200 ophthalmologists. 
The UAB Driving Assessment Clinic can help those with low vision get a driver's license.
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.