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 

This grant renewal will focus on characterizing how cone photoreceptors in the eye function in cone-dominated animals like primates.
Patients of Cooper Green Mercy Health Services can now get COVID-19 vaccinations at Cooper Green.
Alan Tita is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology with a background in leading clinical trials for women’s health issues and global health problems.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Dr. Michelle Gray has been elected to be a member on the Scientific Board of the Hereditary Disease Foundation.
The Gwen Claussen, M.D., ALS Research Fund was created to provide research opportunities for undergraduate students in the neurosciences.
UAB’s Marrazzo and Kimberlin dish out an update on testing, treatment, vaccination and all things COVID-19 on April 15 in the virtual Neuroscience Café
G207, an immunotherapy derived from a modified herpes virus is well tolerated in children with gliomas, and shows signs of clinical effectiveness
Lack of infrastructure and medical facilities has slowed vaccination rates in some rural counties.
The new guidelines regarding antibiotic use for several common infections should help reduce antibiotic resistance and overuse.
Junior Chamber International recognized leaders under 40 for academic accomplishments.
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