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; Center for Clinical and Translational Science; Department of Emergency Medicine; Health System Administration; School of Medicine; Administration; Student News; Education; Department of Neurology; Department of Neurosurgery; Department of Orthopedic Surgery; Reynolds Historical Library; Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences; Lister Hill Library; Acute Care Surgery, Department of Radiation Oncology, Precision Medicine; Informatics Institute 

The award recognizes innovation, leadership and partnership in tele-ICU care.
Uncontrolled hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a major health concern in underserved communities.
Delta variant causes rise of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the unvaccinated.
UAB Hospital tops the list of best hospitals in Alabama again, according to U.S. News & World Report.
The semiregular series of panel discussions will provide up-to-date information on COVID-19.

Blood supplies have dropped to critically low levels nationwide.

Hamm was on ECMO for 147 days, a remarkably long time.

The 14th annual Fiesta Ball, now happening for an entire week July 17-24, will have an online auction and participation from five local Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants.
Part of the mission of the Civitan International Research Center is to foster the next generation of scientists studying brain development.
Cooper Green Mercy Health Services is hiring clinical and non-clinical positions with a job fair July 21.
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