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 

Chelsea Thrash walks back into class months after suffering a severe spinal injury with help from UAB neurosurgeons, trauma surgeons and rehab specialists.

UAB and its partners in the Resuscitation Consortium release findings on two studies of CPR techniques for first responders in cardiac arrest cases.

Effort and expense of implementing federally mandated measures to reduce surgical-site infections needs to be re-evaluated, study suggests.

An antibiotic can help reduce acute COPD attacks and improve quality of life, a new study shows.

Richard Allman, M.D., has been named the medical representative on the board of directors of the Alabama Department of Senior Services by Gov. Robert Bentley.

UAB names David Standaert, M.D., chair of the Department of Neurology

The UAB Research Civitan Club will present a charity art show and auction to benefit Civitan International Sept. 22.

Study shows the Edmonton Obesity Staging System more accurately predicts a risk of premature death due to obesity-related illnesses.

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