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 

The new guidelines regarding antibiotic use for several common infections should help reduce antibiotic resistance and overuse.
Junior Chamber International recognized leaders under 40 for academic accomplishments.
Following a more than 40 year career as a senior leader in healthcare, Will Ferniany, CEO of the UAB Health System and the UAB/Ascension St. Vincent's Alliance, will retire at the end of year.
UAB’s Women & Infants Center is recognized for efforts to prevent sudden unexpected infant death.
Spring is always a time of hope, and experts from the UAB School of Medicine offer suggestions on how to improve your mental wellbeing.
Irfan Asif takes on a new role as associate dean for Primary Care and Rural Health in the UAB School of Medicine.
The vast majority of healthcare professionals in emergency departments in the U.S. accepted COVID vaccination, according to a new study, yet still support masking and social distancing.
UAB’s Brain Awareness Week will take place virtually March 22-26 and feature interactive scientific lectures for younger and older viewers.
Professor emeritus Bob Centor has been honored for excellence in teaching in the field of medical education.
After a pause due to COVID-19, UAB has resumed enrollment for the All of Us Research Project.
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