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

UAB expands research into dystonia with a generous gift from the Joel Johnson family.

A UAB study examines whether bipolar disorder can be treated with monthly rather than daily doses of a drug to boost compliance – now enrolling patients.

UAB researchers partner with the Michael J. Fox Foundation on a new study of Parkinson’s disease risk factors, including a reduced sense of smell.

UAB’s popular EatRight weight management program has introduced new hours, classes, recipes and more.

The primary investigators are examining whether age- and race-related differences in the biomechanics of the optic nerve head may contribute to this risk.

This year’s event drew over 850 students from 27 different high schools around Alabama.

Becker’s Hospital Review said the Callahan Eye Hospital is committed to employee development.

The awards fund first-year medical students for an eight-week session in scholarly research.

Distraction by a dog while driving may be worse for older drivers, according to research from UAB.

The UAB Genetic Counseling Graduate Program is a collaborative program to provide educational and clinical training in genetic counseling.

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