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UAB Public Relations works with students, faculty, staff and the news media to support the institution’s strategic goals and inform the public. Contact us for more information or to request phone, in-person, e-mail or to use the UAB News Studio for interviews with our experts, including those within the UAB Health System.

Tyler Greer

Tyler Greer

Director of External Public Relations

tgreer@uab.edu • (205) 934-2041

Leads strategy development and implementation for a team of public relations professionals to coordinate external communications for the university and health system, including media relations, emergency communication, social media and special projects.

Specific beats include: kidney chain and Xenotransplant.

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Andrea Reiber

Andrea Reiber

Director of Visual Content

amc@uab.edu

Manages operations of the visual content team, including production of assets for UAB News, social sites and institutional digital campaigns. Her team includes video production, photographers, animators and graphic designers that tell the story of the university visually.

Bob Shepard

Bob Shepard

Public Relations Manager, Health and Medicine

bshep@uab.edu • (205) 934-8934

Leads external communications for units within health and medicine. Shepard and his team proactively tell the story of UAB health and medicine, including patient stories, innovative research and new therapies, through original content and extensive collaborations with local, national and international media. The team works reactively to ensure appropriate experts are connected with media within their deadline.

Specific beats include: Civitan International Research Center; CCTS; emergency medicine; Health System Administration; School of Medicine (administration, student news, education); neurology; neurosurgery; orthopedic surgery; Reynolds Historical Library; Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences; Lister Hill Library; Acute Care Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Precision Medicine, Informatics

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Alicia Rohan

Alicia Rohan

Public Relations Manager, Traditional University Campus

arohan@uab.edu • (205) 975-7515

Leads external communications for units within the traditional university campus. Rohan and her team proactively reach out to the media to secure media hits telling the story of happenings on campus ranging from the arts to student stories, graduate and undergraduate research and beyond. The team works reactively to ensure appropriate experts are connected with media within their deadline.

Specific beats include: College of Arts and Sciences; biology; chemistry; mathematics; psychology; Collat School of Business; School of Engineering; Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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Jeff Hansen

Jeff Hansen

Research Editor

jeffhans@uab.edu • (205) 209-2355

Communicates UAB research discoveries and initiatives from across the university for a variety of audiences.

Specific beats include: biochemistry; cell, developmental and integrated biology; microbiology; molecular genetics; neurobiology; pathology; pharmacology and tocixology; Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance; Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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Holly Gainer

Holly Gainer

Public Relations Specialist

hgainer@uab.edu • (205) 410-8046

Covers stories and media requests with the School of Nursing; School of Public Health; gerontology, geriatrics and palliative care; genetics; nephrology; gastroenterology and hepatology; Liver Center; digestive health; physical medicine and rehabilitation; radiology; primary care; family and community medicine; general internal medicine; telemedicine.

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Savannah Koplon

Savannah Koplon

Public Relations Specialist

skoplon@uab.edu • (205) 641-1211

Covers stories and media requests within the School of Optometry; School of Dentistry; pediatrics; Women's & Infants Center; dermatology; endocrinology & diabetes; infectious diseases; clinical immunology and rheumatology; hematology & oncology; urology; psychiatry & behavioral neurobiology.

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Adam Pope

Adam Pope

Public Relations Specialist

arpope@uab.edu • (205) 934-6986

Covers stories and media requests within the School of Health Professions; anesthesiology; cardiology; cardiothoracic surgery; general surgery; Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center; ophthalmology; UAB Callahan Eye Hospital; otolaryngology; pathology; preventive medicine; pulmonary, allergy and critical care medicine; transplantation.

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Beena Thannickal

Beena Thannickal

Communication Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center

beenat@uab.edu • (205) 975-3967

Covers stories and media requests within cancer research and patient care. Develops and executes internal communications for the Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Shannon Thomason

Shannon Thomason

Public Relations Specialist

thomason@uab.edu • (205) 975-8858

Covers stories and media requests within the Arts, including the Alys Stephens Center; Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts; arts events; art and art history; music; student life; theatre.

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Tiffany Westry Womack

Tiffany Westry Womack

Public Relations Specialist

tiffanywestry@uab.edu • (205) 934-8931

Covers stories and media requests within the School of Education; anthropology; language and communication studies; government; history; philosophy; social work; sociology; computer and information sciences; justice sciences; exercise science.

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Jeff Myers

Jeff Myers

Digital Media Specialist

myersj12@uab.edu

An Emmy Award winning photographer, Myers manages all technical aspects of the UAB News Studio and produces content for UAB News channels and social sites.

Amanda Abbett

Amanda Abbett

Digital Asset Manager

abbett@uab.edu

Manages the UAB Image Gallery which houses thousands of images for the campus community. She also schedules photography for UAB Magazine.

Laura Thomas

Laura Thomas

Digital Media Producer

laurakt@uab.edu

Writes and produces stories for UAB News and social sites, including UAB This Week, a weekly recap of happenings around campus.

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Steve Wood

Steve Wood

Photographer

swwood@uab.edu

Produces visual content for the university’s flagship publication, UAB Magazine, UAB News, social sites and assets for inclusion in the image gallery.

Carson Young

Carson Young

Digital Media Specialist

carsony@uab.edu

An FAA certified drone pilot, videographer, editor and producer, he produces content for UAB News and social sites.

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