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
A gift from Dialysis Clinic, Inc., in honor of a longtime professor of nephrology will be used to fund the DCI Edwin A. Rutsky, M.D., Distinguished Endowed Chair in Nephrology in the UAB School of Medicine.
UAB hosted over 200 surgeons and hospital administrators in a seminar about the growth and future of robotic surgery.
Preliminary results from UAB’s CBD oil studies show benefit in seizure control in some patients.
UAB agrees with City of Gardendale on land purchase for new medical facilities to enhance access to medical care.
UAB launches new clinic for primary ciliary dyskinesia, a rare, inherited respiratory disease.
UAB Nurse John Doriety reached a milestone of 2,000 patients transported by UAB’s Critical Care Transport service — the most of any CCT employee in the program’s history.
Surgeons from around the world gather at UAB to learn more about robotic assisted surgery.
More evidence that generic medications are as effective as brand name drugs.
Research volunteers are needed for a UAB study to determine which combinations of Type 2 diabetes drugs work best for different groups of people.
UAB's David Freedman, M.D., a professor of infectious diseases and a leading expert on international medicine and emerging diseases, discusses the Zika virus, touching on who is at risk, how to prevent infection and the likelihood of an United States outbreak.