Bob Shepard

Bob Shepard

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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

A UAB surgeon has received the Congress of Neurological Surgeons’ most prestigious award.
For the fifth consecutive year, UAB Medicine has earned “Most Wired” status for use of information technology in improving patient care.
A summer learning program from UAB and HudsonAlpha will help boost the ranks of underrepresented minorities in genomics.
More than a third of people have the biology of Alzheimer’s disease but not the symptoms. Understanding why could lead to new therapies.
The Blazer Bolt for Brain Cancer boasts record attendance as it raises money for brain tumor research

UAB investigators are on the track of new technologies to better guide brain tumor therapy decisions.

A new drug offers therapeutic benefit for more than 90 percent of all people with cystic fibrosis.
Long time UAB hospital employee Wendy Walters, a clinical ethics consultant, is a finalist for a prestigious national compassionate caregiver award.
A new UAB center will serve as a state-wide resource for patients with diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts.
UAB experts offer ways to keep your little ghosts and goblins safe this Halloween.
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