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 six-month program offers expert advice from UAB registered dietitians and exercise specialists on meal planning, grocery shopping, healthy cooking, dining out and more.
Investigators in the study received a a $1.125 million grant from the National Eye Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health.
Cory Smith and Melissa Jordan are recipients of the Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students grant program, which will fund eight weeks of scholarly research in physical medicine and rehabilitation. 
Distraction by a dog while driving may be worse for older drivers, according to research from UAB.
A UAB study suggests that the Mediterranean diet, which urges consuming foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, chicken and salad dressing, may be linked to preserving memory.
In the immediate aftermath of the April 27, 2011, storms, 27 patients were referred to the Division of Neurosurgery at UAB, the largest Level I trauma center in Alabama.

It costs less to care for a geriatric patient hospitalized in a specialized Acute Care for Elders unit than it does for patients hospitalized in a more usual care setting.

The findings are the first to show that structural remodeling of the brain occurs during rehabilitation in a pediatric population.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased risk for shingles, but new research at UAB indicates that biologics – the newest RA medications – don’t worsen that risk.
The Mike L. Jezdimir Transverse Myelitis Foundation supports TM research at UAB in eight disciplines.
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