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
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.
UAB’s Critical Care Transport program, which has transported almost 50,000 patients by air and ground, has been reaccredited for the seventh consecutive review period.
At a time when medical cannabis and cannabis-based products are gaining traction in the treatment of seizures, one of UAB’s CBD oil investigators serves as a guest editor for a special research journal devoted to cannabinoid research.
Funding to UAB for medical research by the National Institutes of Health topped $238 million in 2016, driving innovation and growth.
UAB neurosurgery’s commitment to quality care is reflected in outcomes that beat national averages in key measurements.
UAB trauma surgeons support Stop the Bleed, a campaign to provide knowledge and equipment to the public in response to mass casualty events for use before EMS crews can arrive.
As lung diseases worsen worldwide, UAB has launched a pre-doctoral training program in pulmonary research that will focus on lung diseases such as asthma, cancer, COPD, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, lung injury and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Becker’s Hospital Review has named UAB Hospital as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America.
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