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 

UAB geriatrician Andrew Duxbury has written a play for a senior adult theatre troupe with some important messages for older Americans.

UAB is the first in the state to offer new procedure that uses thermal energy to help keep airways flowing freely.

New research from UAB suggests a way to combat the invasion and spread of tumor cells in the brain.

The Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital at UAB is the first hospital in the country to receive a Level I designation in ocular trauma.  

Rod Nowakowski, an alumnus and 36-year veteran of the School of Optometry, has been selected as its fifth dean.

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