Bob Shepard

Bob Shepard

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Public Relations Manager, Health and Medicine

bshep@uab.edu • (205) 934-8934

Leads external communications for units within health and medicine. 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 Hospital continues to be highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 hospital in Alabama and among the top in the Southeast and nation.
UAB research suggests protein misfolding, perhaps caused by a reduction in a regulatory protein, could be associated with Parkinson’s disease.
The 186 members of the class of 2022 will receive their traditional white coats Aug. 12.
UAB's study of CBD oil for intractable epilepsy, funded by the State of Alabama under Carly's Law, shows that CBD oil reduces seizure frequency and severity in patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy.
Michael Minor takes the helm of BREMSS, the coordinating agency for emergency medical response in central Alabama, following the retirement of Joe Acker.
UAB is renewed for another five years in NeuroNEXT, a national clinical research program in brain disorders.
Precision medicine found the right drug for the right patient, helping one UAB prostate cancer patient make a remarkable recovery.
The five-year funding award will support the Southern All of Us Network, part of the All of Us Research Program, a nationwide research program to transform how research is conducted to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds.
UAB’s first Addiction Recovery symposium features thought leaders and inspirational stories.
Early results for a UAB-developed viral immunotherapy to treat brain tumors in children demonstrate safety and tolerability in Phase I studies.
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