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

One-way valves that control air flow in the lungs have been shown to be effective in improving breathing for emphysema patients.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center names gynecologic oncology surgeon as senior medical officer of the Cancer Service Line.
UAB Hospital was one of only 439 hospitals in the nation named to the list and one of only three in Alabama.
A study comparing two types of airway management in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest indicates that EMS use of a new breathing tube could save as many as 10,000 lives per year.
UAB Orthopaedics’ new sports medicine clinic features five physicians specially trained in managing sports-related injuries.
The body’s autonomic nervous system affects involuntary actions, such as heart beat and breathing, and UAB opens a new tool to help diagnose autonomic-related conditions.
UAB’s purchasing and supply chain excellence is recognized by one of the nation’s leading performance improvement company
Introducing UAB Medicine Wayfinder, an app that helps you find your way on the UAB Medicine campus to clinics, labs, local restaurants and more.
Veteran administrator Doug Brewer will take the reins of Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis as CEO.
UAB Hospital is the only Alabama facility named to Becker’s Hospital Review list of 100 Great Hospitals in America.
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