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

Social distancing can be tough. A UAB clinical psychologist has some pointers for good mental health.

The nation’s blood supply will be in jeopardy as long as normal donation patterns are disrupted by coronavirus concerns.

America is facing an extreme blood shortage, and UAB, along with national authorities, are urging people who are healthy to give blood.
Worried about how you will manage life changes brought on by coronavirus? Hear from a UAB doctor — and parent — how she is planning to do it.
UAB graduate and professional programs are well represented in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings.
A looming shortage threatens the nation’s blood supply as donations drop.
In a talk at UAB on March 6, the NIH director shared his thoughts on exceptional opportunities for science and young scientists — and highlighted several exciting UAB projects.

The Proton International at University of Alabama at Birmingham facility treated its first patient with proton therapy. 

Telecommunicator CPR, guidance and assistance from 911 dispatchers can help 911 callers save lives.
Blood donation only takes about 45 minutes, including the registration process.
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