Bob Shepard

Bob Shepard

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bshep@uab.edu • (205) 934-8934
Public Relations Manager, Health System
Civitan International Research Center; CCTS; emergency medicine; Health System Administration; School of Medicine (administration, student news, education); neurology; neurosurgery; pulmonary, orthopedic surgery, Reynolds Historical Library; Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences; Lister Hill Library; trauma, burns and surgical critical care
UAB is helping the Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross celebrate 100 years of service with a major blood drive on campus.
Michael Birrer, a leading medical oncologist at Harvard University, will take the reins as the new director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, succeeding the retiring Edward Partridge.
UAB’s Critical Care Transport program, which has transported almost 50,000 patients by air and ground, has been reaccredited for the seventh consecutive review period.
Alabama research institutions make the case to Congress to maintain funding for the National Institutes of Health.
At a time when medical cannabis and cannabis-based products are gaining traction in the treatment of seizures, one of UAB’s CBD oil investigators serves as a guest editor for a special research journal devoted to cannabinoid research.
Funding to UAB for medical research by the National Institutes of Health topped $238 million in 2016, driving innovation and growth.
UAB neurosurgery’s commitment to quality care is reflected in outcomes that beat national averages in key measurements.
UAB trauma surgeons support Stop the Bleed, a campaign to provide knowledge and equipment to the public in response to mass casualty events for use before EMS crews can arrive.
As lung diseases worsen worldwide, UAB has launched a pre-doctoral training program in pulmonary research that will focus on lung diseases such as asthma, cancer, COPD, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, lung injury and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Becker’s Hospital Review has named UAB Hospital as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America.
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