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 

Trauma patients rushed to a hospital often find that the clothes they were wearing do not survive their medical emergency. A UAB medical student is working to provide discharge with dignity.
UAB brings scientists and community leaders together to tackle the serious issues surrounding food insecurity.
The ArtBLINK Gala features local artists who create original works of art in the “blink of an eye,” and raises funds for the O’Neal Fund for Excellence.
The study’s goal is to limit the toxic side effects common to many cancer therapies while not affecting their therapeutic benefits.
UAB Neurosurgery heads to local elementary schools to encourage young students to consider the STEM fields as they ponder career choices.
Blood supplies continue to be low nationwide.
Expected to open in early 2025, the new Cooper Green Mercy Health clinical building will usher in a new era in health care for Jefferson County residents in need.
The landmark precision medicine effort returns value to research participants by sharing tailored, actionable health-related reports.
At the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, a clinical trial and a collaborative care team tackle an aggressive form of T-cell lymphoma in a patient—now a survivor—from Montgomery.
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