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 paper is based primarily on data from UAB’s Spinal Cord Injury Model System Database.

For teachers and parents of a child with ADHD, the beginning of school leads to new challenges and opportunities for learning.

The grant will provide physicians a more targeted approach to treating the most commonly diagnosed form of breast cancer, estrogen receptor positive (ER+).

Program is only one of its kind in Alabama.

Researchers seek to develop interventions that will enhance the quality of life after treatment.

He has been interim director for both programs since January 2012.

Following evidence that CT scans can be a reliable screening tool for early detection of lung cancer, UAB becomes the first hospital in Birmingham to offer that service.

The PAF, the philanthropic body of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, provides support to the physician assistant community through scholarships and grants.

UAB researchers are launching a study to look at the links between sleep and pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

UAB Hospital’s teenage volunteers get a rare chance to learn about possible careers in healthcare.

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