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 network has the largest group of well-characterized pediatric MS cases in the world.

UAB’s Richard Allman is the winner of the Donald P. Kent Award on Aging

The scholarship will support African-American students who have demonstrated academic promise and financial need.

The theme of this year’s symposium is “Healthcare is getting competitive: Can you win with your cost and quality?”

The foundation was created by Mike Jezdimir, who contracted transverse myelitis (TM) in 1967.

UAB adds Biomedical Sciences as a major; will train professionals in processes and methods for diagnosing, analyzing and treating diseases.

Bebin is co-director of the UAB Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic and a founding member of the TSC Clinical Research Consortium.

UAB joins a CDC effort to reduce hepatitis C infection through a screening program in the emergency department.

UAB geriatricians offer some tips to keep elderly adults safe during summer’s high temperatures.

Pittet joined the UAB faculty in 2010 in the Division of Critical Care and Perioperative Medicine.

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