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 and Highlands Hospitals are among only 7 hospitals in the state, and the only ones in Birmingham, to earn an A grade for patient safety.
UAB’s driving force for translational research has been renewed for another five years.
The latest information on plans to improve Cooper Green Mercy Health Services is now available on a website.
UAB’s Jim Bonner takes the reins of a forum for academic radiation oncology leaders.
UAB’s William Curry has been named to an advisory board of the state chapter of the American College of Physicians.
Just over two years since becoming the first continuing medical education podcast in Alabama, the 100 episodes of UAB MedCast have reached thousands.
UAB’s Huntsville Regional Medical Campus expands psychiatric care for children, adolescents and adults in North Alabama.
The All of Us Research Program hits a one-year milestone, and UAB continues to urge residents of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi to sign up and participate.

UAB Hospital is the only Alabama facility named to Becker’s Hospital Review list of 100 Great Hospitals in America.

May is Stop the Bleed Month, and UAB ramps up these bleeding-control training classes.

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