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 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.

UAB’s rapping nurse produces a new rap video that sends a serious message about stroke care.

Class of 2011 commits strongly to the primary care fields in Alabama and the Southeast.

The fifth annual Health Administration Case Competition was conducted by UAB's Department of Health Services Administration.
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