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

ECMO and autoantibody reduction through plasma exchange, experimental therapies not available everywhere, help end an Alabama woman’s five-month medical ordeal.
Orthopaedics at UAB has been elevated to a full department within the School of Medicine from its previous division status.
UAB Hospital will honor veterans with a ceremony hosted by the hospital’s new affinity group, Veterans, Active Military, Family and Friends.
A two-drug combination therapy for cystic fibrosis is shown to be effective. Triple combination therapy is close behind.
Do you know the warning signs of sepsis? Most Americans don’t … and they should.
UAB will examine cognitive behavior therapy, a form of psychotherapy, that may help reduce the severity of non-epileptic seizures induced by traumatic brain injury.
New research from UAB shows that maintaining healthy dendritic spines — a component of neurons — may be protective against Alzheimer’s disease.
UAB will break ground on a freestanding emergency department and medical office building in Gardendale.
A UAB study suggests that psychedelic drugs have a positive effect on antisocial, criminal behavior, warranting investigation of psychedelics as a crime reduction therapy.
A UAB researcher is investigating antihypertensive drugs in search of those that not only treat high blood pressure, but also boost mobility and independence in older Americans.
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