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; psychiatry and behavioral neurobiology; pulmonary, allergy and critical care medicine; orthopedic surgery, Reynolds Historical Library; Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences; Lister Hill Library; trauma, burns and surgical critical care
UAB’s Mark Dransfield has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, an honor society for physician-scientists who have made significant contributions to better understanding of human disease.
UAB has created the only comprehensive interventional pulmonary medicine program in Alabama to better diagnose and treat lung and chest diseases.
A UAB study confirming the efficacy of surgical removal of the thymus for patients with myasthenia gravis was cited as one of the top neurology stories of the year by the New England Journal of Medicine.
In another example of precision medicine, UAB researchers have used IPF patients own lung tissue to create models to determine the most effective medication for that patient.
UAB’s Center for Exercise Medicine has two exercise studies underway, one for patients needing joint replacement and one to boost muscle in seniors.
ERAS, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, is making a big difference for UAB surgical patients.
A seven-year effort led by a UAB neurologist has established the first guidelines for the use of fMRI in epilepsy surgery.
Donald Buchsbaum is the sixth UAB faculty member enrolled in the National Academy of Inventors.
UAB will create a labyrinth on the floor of the Holmes Pavilion to promote wellness and healing for patients, family and staff.
UAB will study a drug originally developed for Parkinson’s disease that may help reduce breath holding in patients with Rett syndrome.
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