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 research supported by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will evaluate the effectiveness of different types of exercise programs for people with MS.
The AGHI, a genomics partnership between UAB and HudsonAlpha, is cited for collaboration by Health Connect South.
The 2017 Community Engagement Institute plans to bring academic and community leaders together for discussions on public health.
An American Heart Association panel, including two experts from UAB, says the same healthy habits that can help ward off heart disease or stroke can also help prevent cognitive decline.
Nearly 200 surgeons are expected in Birmingham as UAB hosts the second annual national meeting of the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons.
UAB has been awarded two of five national Gage Awards for quality and population health from America’s Essential Hospitals.
First responders are often unable to get to the scene of an active shooter situation, prompting the UAB trauma service to introduce the Stop the Bleed campaign.
A new UAB study will investigate the role of autoantibodies and the benefit of therapeutic plasma exchange on a deadly lung disease.
UAB’s Addiction Recovery Program, along with community partners, hosts the End Addiction Birmingham Recovery Walk to draw attention to substance abuse issues.
A UAB study suggests a new bone boosting drug is more effective than commonly used bone loss medications in preventing fractures in women with osteoporosis.
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