Bob Shepard

Bob Shepard

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Public Relations Manager, Health and Medicine

bshep@uab.edu • (205) 934-8934

Leads external communications for units within health and medicine. 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

Long time UAB hospital employee Wendy Walters, a clinical ethics consultant, is a finalist for a prestigious national compassionate caregiver award.
A new UAB center will serve as a state-wide resource for patients with diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts.
UAB experts offer ways to keep your little ghosts and goblins safe this Halloween.
UAB, in conjunction with Harvard, is the coordinating center for the national Undiagnosed Diseases Network, funded by the National Institutes of Health
Researchers will delve into the role of inflammation and the immune system in the worsening of Parkinson’s disease as UAB is named a Udall Center of Excellence.
Long-lasting traumatic events such as Hurricane Florence tax our resiliency. A UAB expert shows you how to boost yours.
Center for Exercise Medicine’s Science Communication Workshop features Alex Hutchinson, Ph.D., and UAB experts in the fields of science and communication.
An extra rib leads to thoracic outlet syndrome, surgery at UAB and maybe a medical career for a Florida teen.
UAB was part of a national, multisite study that showed a drug for multiple sclerosis was effective in slowing down brain atrophy, or shrinkage.
UAB-led study determines the best breathing tube for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
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