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

UAB adds another rolling intensive care unit to the fleet of its Critical Care Transport program.
New guidelines suggest exercise and cognitive training can help lower the risk of dementia for those with mild cognitive impairment.
UAB Health System CEO Will Ferniany has been named to Becker’s Healthcare list of influential nonprofit health care organization leaders.
With financing secured and site preparation underway, UAB’s Proton Therapy Center looks to begin construction in January 2018.
The first holiday season following the death of a loved one can be tough. A UAB psychologist has some suggestions for coping.
UAB will participate in the National Institutes of Health SIREN Network, a series of clinical trials for out-of-hospital medical emergencies.
The Center for Psychiatric Medicine at UAB celebrates 25 years as a leader in mental healthcare.
Setting expectations and recognizing limits are keys to keeping the holidays from getting you down.
New UAB research says sensory adjustments, such as turning down the lights and reducing noise levels, can improve behavior on high-acuity psychiatric units.
John Paul Jones Hospital, a 60-year veteran health care facility in Camden, Alabama, is in talks with the UAB Health System regarding a management agreement.
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