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 Medicine's $33.9 million freestanding emergency department and medical office building opens Jan. 15 in Gardendale.
“UAB is among the nation’s leaders in keeping emergency department staff proficient in CPR skills, and now has recognition from the American Heart Association
to prove it.”
Be a hero and wrap up the holiday season with the gift of life at the UAB/Red Cross blood drive.

The Gilbert Family Foundation’s Gene Therapy Initiative funds researchers at UAB exploring developmental and curative therapies for NF1.

The National Academy of Inventors elects another UAB faculty member, Dr. Robert Kimberly, as a fellow.
The newly named O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB will be supported by a $30 million gift from O'Neal Industries.
Facing a looming shortfall of primary care physicians in Alabama, a new UAB and Cahaba Medical Care program will train medical residents with a focus on underserved urban and rural communities.
Car and motorcycle racing lead the way in spectator injuries, according to UAB orthopedic surgeons, who published the first study in the field.
A UAB surgeon has received the Congress of Neurological Surgeons’ most prestigious award.
For the fifth consecutive year, UAB Medicine has earned “Most Wired” status for use of information technology in improving patient care.
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