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 Reynolds Historical Lecture series will present Science, Identity and Southern Medicine: Spurious Vaccination during the American Civil War, 1861-1865.

The second UAB Center for Aging Dancing with the Silver Stars will be held Nov. 7 at The Club.

Is the increasing frequency of nursing homes purchased by private equity firms without a health care background leading to a decline in care?
UAB's Addiction Recovery Program will host a family education seminar.
UAB will be part of a new neuroscience research consortium sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

J. Michael Gaziano, M.D., will be the keynote speaker at UAB Center for Aging's annual meeting.

UAB's Geriatric Scholars Program has graduated its first class of 18 scholars.

Newly named condition, “isolated diastolic hypotension,” can be difficult to treat while increasing risk of death.

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