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The Office of University Relations communicates the impact and initiatives of UAB to internal and external audiences and comprises Public Relations, Digital Strategy and Marketing, Executive Communications, Social Media and StrategyUniversity Editorial Content, Visual Content and Web Operations. Our mission is to protect and propel the UAB brand to enhance awareness, engagement and support among key constituencies.

UAB News showcases compelling news and information for UAB and external audiences that is produced by Public Relations, Digital Strategy and Marketing, University Editorial Content, and Visual Content, as well as from professional communicators who represent UAB entities. This site, and its corresponding Twitter feed, provide the latest in how UAB is advancing knowledge that will change the world across every pillar of our multifaceted mission: the education of students, who are exposed to multidisciplinary learning and a new world of diversity; research, the creation of new knowledge; patient care, the outcome of “bench-to-bedside” translational knowledge; service to the community at home and around the globe, from free clinics in local neighborhoods to the transformational experience of the arts; and the economic development of Birmingham and Alabama.

UAB Public Relations works with students, faculty and staff, as well as the news media, to support the institution’s strategic goals and inform the public. Contact us for more information or to request interviews with UAB experts, including those within the UAB Health System.

Office location:
Administration Building
Suite 1320
701 20th Street South
Mailing address:
UAB University Relations
1720 2nd Ave. South, AB 1320
Birmingham, AL  35294-0113


  • • (205) 934-9518
    Chief Communications Officer
    As chief communications officer, Buckley has primary responsibility for leading the Office of University Relations in its function of protecting and propelling the UAB brand to enhance awareness, engagement and support among key constituencies. Areas of direction include crisis communications, issues management, executive communications, brand standards, advertising and web presence.
  • • (205) 934-3887
    Assistant Vice President, Public Relations
    Leads public relations strategy for UAB and the UAB Health System, coordinating teams that provide internal and external support and visual assets to UAB, engaging target audiences and constituent groups with information and compelling content.
  • • (205) 934-2041
    Director of External Public Relations
    Leads strategy development and implementation for a team of public relations professionals to coordinate external communications for the university and Health System, including media relations, emergency communication, social media PR and special projects.
  • • (205) 934-8934
    Public Relations Manager, Health and Medicine
    Civitan International Research Center; CCTS, emergency medicine; Health System Administration; School of Medicine (administration, student news, education); neurology; neurosurgery; psychiatry and behavioral neurobiology; pulmonary, allergy and critical care medicine; orthopedic surgery, Reynolds Historical Library; Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences; Lister Hill Library; trauma, burns and surgical critical care
  • • (205) 975-7515
    Public Relations Manager, Traditional University Campus
    Biology; business; chemistry; engineering; mathematics; psychology
  • • (205) 209-2355
    Research Editor
    Communicates UAB research discoveries and initiatives from across the university for a variety of audiences. Also has beats in biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, pathology, the Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance and the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
  • • 205-410-8046
    School of Nursing; School of Public Health; gerontology, geriatrics and palliative care; genetics; nephrology; gastroenterology and hepatology; Liver Center; digestive health; physical medicine and rehabilitation; radiology; primary care; family and community medicine; general internal medicine; telemedicine
  • • (205) 641-1211
    School of Optometry; School of Dentistry; pediatrics; Women's & Infants Center; dermatology; endocrinology & diabetes; infectious diseases; clinical immunology and rheumatology; hematology & oncology; urology; psychiatry & behavioral neurobiology

  • • (205) 934-6986
    School of Health Professions; anesthesiology; cardiology; cardiothoracic surgery; general surgery; Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center; ophthalmology; UAB Callahan Eye Hospital; otolaryngology; pathology; preventive medicine; pulmonary allergy and critical care medicine; transplantation
  • • (205) 975-3967
    Cancer research and patient care
  • • 205-975-8858
    Arts events, art and art history, music, student life, theatre
  • • 205-934-8931
    Education; anthropology; language and communication studies; government; history; philosophy; social work; sociology; computer and information sciences; justice sciences; exercise science
    Director of Visual Content
    Reiber manages the daily operations of the team and produces assets for UAB News and social sites.
    An Emmy Award winning photographer, Myers manages all technical aspects of the UAB News Studio and produces content for UAB News channels and social sites.
    Abbett manages the UAB Image Gallery which houses thousands of images for the campus community. She also schedules photography for UAB Magazine.
    Thomas is a digital media producer, writing and producing stories for UAB News and social sites.
    Wood produces visual content for the university’s flagship publication, UAB Magazine, UAB News, social sites and assets for inclusion in the image gallery.
    Young is a FAA certified drone pilot, videographer, editor and producer. He produces content for UAB News and social sites.
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