Bob Shepard

Bob Shepard

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Media Specialist, UAB News
(205) 934-8934 
bshep@uab.edu

A 16-year veteran of UAB, Shepard previously had a career in television news, serving as a photographer, field producer and documentary producer at stations in Lexington, Ky.; Norfolk, Va.; and Birmingham. He spends a fair amount of free time canoeing the rivers of the southern Appalachians and believes that his beloved Chicago Cubs will win the World Series this year. Finally.

Beats include: Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital; Center for Aging; Center for Palliative Care; Comprehensive Neuroscience Center; Emergency Medicine; Gene Therapy Center; Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care; Gregory F. James Cystic Fibrosis Center; Heflin Genetics Center; Nutrition Sciences; School of Health Professions; School of Medicine; Trauma, Burn and Surgical Critical Care
Heat illness can be a serious matter, say UAB emergency physicians. Be prepared, and be safe.
Ben Vaughan Branscomb, M.D., a pioneering pulmonologist and professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for 51 years, passed away July 4. Branscomb, 92, was often referred to as the father of pulmonary medicine.
UAB’s program for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, has won a Gold Level Award for Excellence.
UAB study says laundry pod detergents pose an increased risk of severe injury for young children over nonpod detergents.
Vape pens are catching on, but there is a hidden danger. They sometimes blow up, and a UAB burn surgeon says the results are decidedly unpleasant.
The new Kirklin Institute for Research in Surgical Outcomes positions UAB as a world leader in improving patient outcomes.
UAB spearheads an innovative program to find undiagnosed cases of hepatitis C and steer those patients to therapy.
UAB’s Lung Health Center has joined the prestigious Airways Clinical Research Network established by the American Lung Association.
Wick Many, M.D., dean of the Montgomery Regional Campus, has been named to a list of 10 influential leaders shaping the River Region by the Montgomery Advertiser. 
UAB is part of a national study aimed at teaching medical students the best ways to help their future patients maintain a healthy weight.
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