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 study will pair master gardeners with breast cancer survivors in an effort to promote a healthy diet and physical exercise.
Seniors who undergo cognitive training show increased and sustained capabilities for reasoning and speed of processing.
Christy Lemak, Ph.D., health care management leader, takes over UAB Department of Health Services Administration and its nationally ranked programs.
CNET promotes the discovery of novel treatments for neurodegenerative disorders, teaches scientists and clinicians about these diseases, and facilitates the application of these discoveries to the clinical care of patients.
A UAB/VA study shows that home hospice techniques on terminally ill, hospitalized patients have a positive impact on end-of-life care.
UAB researchers say that antibiotics continue to be inappropriately used in emergency rooms despite worries over antibiotic resistance.
James H. Rimmer, Ph.D., selected to receive AAP Excellence in Research Writing Award
UAB employing ECMO technology to treat severe cases of the flu when conventional therapy fails.
Gel form of a medication for Parkinson’s disease speeds response time over traditional pills.
UAB offers U.S. Preventive Services Task Force-recommended CT scans for lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, causing more deaths than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined.
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