Bob Shepard

Bob Shepard

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Public Relations Manager, Health and Medicine

bshep@uab.edu • (205) 934-8934

Leads external communications in healthcare, biomedical research and for UAB's six professional schools (Dentistry, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry and Public Health. Shepard and his team proactively tell the story of UAB health and medicine, including patient stories, innovative research and new therapies, through original content and extensive collaborations with local, national and international media. The team works reactively to ensure appropriate experts are connected with media within their deadline.

Specific beats include: Civitan International Research Center; CCTS; emergency medicine; Health System Administration; School of Medicine (administration, student news, education); neurology; neurosurgery; orthopedic surgery; Reynolds Historical Library; Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences; Lister Hill Library; Acute Care Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Precision Medicine, Informatics

UAB’s Department of Family and Community Medicine will launch new programs aimed at reducing the projected shortfall of 600 primary care physicians in the state by 2030.
Vladimir Parpura, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of Neurobiology has been selected as a fellow of the American Physiological Society.
UAB Medicine is moving its drive-thru testing site to the UAB Hospital-Highlands parking deck effective Aug. 9.
Thomas Buford to head the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine as the new director starting Aug. 1, 2020.
The two studies are part of a larger body of research attempting to solve the puzzle of racial disparities in pain.
UAB Hospital tops the list of best hospitals in Alabama again, according to US News & World Report.  
UAB Sports Medicine becomes an official sponsor of Hoover-Vestavia Soccer.
The CARES Act funding from the Jefferson County Commission will support up to 50,000 community COVID-19 tests
A grant to the UAB stroke center will help maximize a state health department effort to better manage strokes in Alabama.
The study will look at how the variability of different behaviors can affect quality of life.
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