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

UAB orthopaedic surgeons report that the cost of orthobiologics, promising but not fully proven therapies, can vary widely across the nation.
Running a marathon can be rewarding. Training for a marathon can be hard work. Here is how to do it right.
The alliance will utilize innovative strategies to address health disparities, mental and behavioral health, and diabetes, with an emphasis on expanded access for poor, vulnerable and rural populations.
Huntsville Hospital Health System and University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System have agreed to a partnership that seeks to expand health insurance options for seniors and others.

UAB is named one of 44 centers of excellence worldwide for Guillain-Barré Syndrome.

UAB and Proton International open the first proton therapy center for cancer treatment in Alabama.
Cole Burton came back to the UAB Trauma Center to say thanks as his rehab progresses to a possible naval career.
Genome sequencing leads to new understanding of genetic risk factors that might play a role in the risk of dementia.

UAB’s new Hoover Primary and Specialty Care clinic adds new medical specialties to go along with existing primary care services.

UAB Hospital is only the 21st hospital worldwide to receive this designation five consecutive times and is the only hospital in Alabama designated a Magnet organization.
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