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 $78 million Altec/Styslinger Genomic Medicine and Data Sciences Building will accelerate advancements in precision medicine, informatics and data sciences — areas that represent the future of modern health care.
UAB Medicine will provide sideline physicians, preseason and postseason player physicals, mental health services, nutritionist consultations, clinical services, an employee health database and other services.
UAB Medicine is the only health care institution in Alabama to achieve “leader” status in the most recent Healthcare Equality Index.
UAB graduate and professional programs are well represented in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings.
Medical students at the UAB Heersink School of Medicine will celebrate the next step of their medical training at Match Day 2022 on Friday, March 18, at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.
Cooper Green plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary with memories from patients, families and staff.
The fields of neuroengineering and brain-computer interfaces could have a tremendous impact on a number of neurologic conditions, such as stroke, neurodegenerative disorders, Parkinson’s disease, dementia and other brain diseases.
The new procedure uses a balloon to separate bones in the shoulder, reducing pain and allowing physical therapy a chance to work.
UAB’s new intraoperative MRI suite allows for real time magnetic resonance imaging during surgical procedures.
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