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’s Jim Cimino, director of the Informatics Institute, was honored with one of the most prestigious awards in the field of informatics.
UAB researchers are looking for new ways to boost retention rates for participants in the All of Us Research Program.
Early weight-bearing after ankle or tibial plateau surgery may dramatically speed up recovery time, say UAB orthopaedic surgeons involved in a DOD-funded study.
A UAB Hospital unit has been lauded for its employment of people with disabilities.
Jake Chen becomes UAB’s third elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics
UAB creates a new program to enhance faculty development in the health professions through mentoring and innovative teaching resources.
Alabama’s new Commission on Artificial Intelligence boasts two information leaders from UAB.
UAB researchers have found a previously unknown gene variant that appears to contribute to movement disorders.
UAB has enrolled more than 40 participants in its Alabama Udall Center clinical research core.
UAB is now offering total knee replacements without an overnight hospital stay for selected patients.
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