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

The All of Us Research Program, an effort by the NIH to build a national database for medical research, launches on May 6 at UAB and six other sites nation-wide.
UAB and UAB Highlands Hospitals again receive the highest grades in the Leapfrog Safety Score.

Constraint-Induced Therapy, developed as a rehabilitation technique following stroke, appears beneficial for patients with multiple sclerosis, according to new findings from UAB.

UAB, home of one of four McKnight Brain Institutes, hosted the group’s annual inter-institutional meeting in April.
Both dogs and people get brain tumors, and UAB researchers are studying a therapy developed for humans that might also work on dogs.
UAB will establish a medical office building to house primary care and other medical specialties in the Stadium Trace Village development along I-459 in Hoover.
A Dothan man is back on the hiking trail following a rare soft tissue tumor treated by UAB’s “Sarcoma King.”
UAB students will continue their medical educations at 74 institutions in 27 states across the country.
UAB again recognized for excellence in LGBTQ health care equality.
A bill authorizing the UAB Health System to set up a resource center to assist rural, public hospitals facing economic pressures has been passed by the Alabama legislature.
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