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

School of Medicine hosts events in honor of Primary Care Week.
All blood types are needed; blood supply is always precarious, even without vampires around.
As flu season ramps up, UAB geriatricians remind seniors — and their caregivers — to be wary and prepared.
The commander of UAB’s Air Force Special Operations medical team has been awarded the Bronze Star for service in Afghanistan.
UAB mental health professionals will join former Surgeon General David Satcher in a program aimed at recovery and resilience after the trauma of the 16th Street Church bombing.
UAB’s new undiagnosed diseases program looks to find answers to medical mysteries.

Grant will allow UAB researchers to study novel therapies for pulmonary fibrosis, a deadly lung disease with no approved treatments.

Dancers kick up their heels to support research into healthy aging at the fourth annual UAB Dancing with the Silver Stars.

UAB studies zero in on potential biomarkers in muscle tissue for Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Stephen C. Kenny, Ph.D., is an expert in North American history of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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