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 Hospital continues to be highly ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the No. 1 hospital in Alabama and among the top in the Southeast and nation.
UAB’s long-running study of cannabidiol reveals potential interactions between CBD and some commonly used anti-epileptic drugs.
UAB’s Seth Landefeld joins the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
The Alabama Genomic Health Initiative has begun full scale recruitment of interested participants at two sites in Birmingham.
A UAB pain specialist says the opioid epidemic will lead to profound changes in legitimate opioid use for pain management-
Leading neuroscientist Ron Lazar joins UAB as director of the McKnight Brain Institute, a multidisciplinary research enterprise on learning and memory in aging.
UAB's Air Force Special Operations Surgical Team was honored following a recent overseas deployment when the team commander received a prestigious award.
Alabama ranks 45th in the nation in the number of primary care physicians available to care for its population, and a new UAB School of Medicine program aims to improve that number.
There will be more than 33,000 brain tumors diagnosed in Americans this year, according to the National Cancer Institute; but a UAB neurosurgeon says advances in treatment paint a brighter outlook than in years past.
The American Heart Association says most Americans don’t have the training to respond appropriately to cardiac emergencies in the workplace, so the AHA is pushing CPR and first aid training at the jobsite.
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