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

The train-the-trainers approach to moving scientific discovery to the marketplace adds 13 more training sites.
The study suggests that depressive symptoms are a nontraditional risk factor for stroke, something medical professionals need to take into account when talking with their patients.
Join UAB’s virtual walk team for the Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama virtual walk.
The review of COVID-19 positive case rates and state-wide stay-at-home orders suggests that stay-at-home orders helped reduce transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
An in-hospital wellness center for medical trainees can reduce burnout and enhance the learning experience while stressing a healthy work/life balance.
The loss of rural hospitals has been felt most keenly in Southern regions of the United States, from Florida to Texas.

Enrolled Cooper Green patients who get a flu shot at the new drive will also get a food box donated by Royal Divinity Ministry Food Bank.

UAB’s Center for Palliative and Supportive Care will present a virtual summit on palliative care in Nov.
The new community testing site will be open 4 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The partnership pairs the company's technical and operational expertise with UAB Medicine's clinical expertise as a national leader in pulmonary and critical care medicine.
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