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 

New screening guidelines and improvements in diagnostics and treatment have improved outcomes in lung cancer.
The AHEAD study is looking to recruit people at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease for a new study.
UAB Sports & Exercise Medicine offers ways to avoid soccer injuries.
Skip the wait in the emergency room with UAB Medicine’s online urgent care options.
The ADNP/ketamine trial was the first clinical study generated by a information gleaned from the Precision Medicine Institute’s artificial intelligence tool.
The gift will advance the use of induced pluripotent stem cells as a potential therapy for Alzheimer’s disease.
Gould’s helmet research added variables such as fall height and the type of surface struck.
The volume of cases in the emergency department and the severity of the injuries seen by the staff provide a good training ground for nursing competitions.
UAB Medicine is again honored for excellence in the use of information technology in improving patient care.
An internationally recognized clinician and researcher in Parkinson’s disease, UAB’s David Standaert, M.D., Ph.D., has been honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Parkinson’s Association of Alabama.
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