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
The discovery could have therapeutic ramifications for conditions including dementia, age-related memory loss or even post-traumatic stress disorder.
The first patient in the Southeast to get the RNS responsive neurostimulation seizure-control device implanted in the brain reports dramatic results at UAB.
A unique philanthropic partnership between Research to Prevent Blindness, EyeSight Foundation of Alabama, and Susan and Dowd Ritter will fund ophthalmology research.
Brain tumor research will benefit from a 5K and 1-mile fun run.
“Twitch,” a film about a young woman’s journey as she is tested for Huntington’s disease, will be previewed on campus.
The eye is a window to the brain; scientists discover early signs of dementia in changes to neurons in the eye’s retina.
A UAB neuroscience student has received a summer fellowship from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.
The UAB Callahan Eye Hospital will open its remodeled emergency department and newly renovated Lions Eye Clinic at a ceremony on Thursday, July 31.
Casey Weaver, M.D., the Wyatt and Susan Haskell Professor of Medical Excellence in the Department of Pathology, has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.
The Center for Palliative and Supportive Care Ambulatory Program has received a Citation of Honor celebrating innovation in palliative and end-of-life care from the American Hospital Association’s Circle of Life Award® program.