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 

Because the beam of photons is so tightly focused, proton therapy has little effect on surrounding healthy tissue, making it especially beneficial for young patients.

The NIH grant creates Multiple Chronic Disease Centers around the nation to target chronic disease in minority populations.

UAB and Civitan International have met a $20 million philanthropic milestone. 

The new grant links UAB researchers with colleagues at two other institutions to search for ways to advance therapies from bench to bedside.

Viva Medicare first and only Alabama-based plan to receive distinction from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Enrollment in 2022 Medicare plans starts Oct. 15 

The month long series of events is designed to give health care workers a chance for reflection as the pandemic approaches the two-year mark.

The device is a non-invasive scanner using near infrared light to assess brain injuries.

The study followed 5,000 health care workers in high risk environments for COVID-19.

The grant will explore ways to employ artificial intelligence with telehealth in rural, underserved areas of the South.
The collective intelligence gathered through Crowdicity will help UAB Medicine leadership and staff design solutions that help improve the patient experience.
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