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 

Radiofrequency ablation precisely delivers heat energy that can destroy lesions within the brain that are the cause of seizures.
UAB Emergency Medicine physicians provides tips on dealing with bug bites and stings.
With the number of Americans with dementia expected to increase dramatically, UAB’s new brain health clinics point the way to improving brain health over a lifespan.
The Pancreatobiliary Disease Center treats diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts with a personalized and multidisciplinary approach.
The investigational drug masitinib appears to inhibit parts of the immune system that may be overactive in ALS.
New $78 million Altec/Styslinger Genomic Medicine and Data Sciences Building will accelerate advancements in precision medicine, informatics and data sciences — areas that represent the future of modern health care.
UAB Medicine will provide sideline physicians, preseason and postseason player physicals, mental health services, nutritionist consultations, clinical services, an employee health database and other services.
UAB Medicine is the only health care institution in Alabama to achieve “leader” status in the most recent Healthcare Equality Index.
UAB graduate and professional programs are well represented in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings.
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