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 

John P. McCarthy was named a Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
UAB researchers continue studying cause of Alzheimer's disease
Currently, there are medications that can ease the symptoms of Parkinson disease, but there is no treatment available to stop the progression of the disease.
New research shows some behavioral therapies can reduce incontinence episodes in men following prostate-cancer surgery
Zelia Baugh has been named by Governor-elect Robert Bentley to be Commissioner of Mental Health. Baugh is currently the administrator of psychiatry at UAB's Center for Psychiatric Medicine.
“National estimates cite approximately 7,000 geriatricians currently certified to care for the  growing boomer population. Yet our society will need more than 20,000 geriatricians to accommodate the increasing demand for specialized care.
UAB Hospital went to a full-time room-service approach for all patient meals in October 2010
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