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 

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted normal blood donation patterns, leaving the nation’s blood supply perilously low.
With misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines rife, turn to trusted medical professionals at UAB’s Department of Medicine for the straight dope.
AGHI published data on 176 rare-disease participants and 5,369 participants, showcasing how genetic analysis can help provide important medical information.
The study highlights the common host genetic factors that influence the composition of the human gut microbiome, a major factor in human health.
The State of the UAB School of Medicine presentation on Jan. 27 will include highlights from the past year and an update on future growth
This large study of high-volume emergency departments showed that health care workers had a low rate of infection, but that some were unaware of an undiagnosed infection.
This holiday gathering safely allowed some UAB patients with vision impairment to visit with their friends and colleagues.
Emergency departments are crowded, and patients might want to consider alternative care options such as urgent care centers.
The orthopaedic urgent care clinic should help reduce crowding in the emergency department and speed up visits to the hospital.
It’s been a tough year, but better times are coming. Physicians, psychologists and wellness experts at the UAB School of Medicine have some thoughts on how to manage the stress of 2020.
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