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 

Physicians treating heart disease with anti-coagulants should factor the presence of kidney disease into their decisions on medications.
As president, Pollock leads a new slate of officers of the American Physiological Society for 2021.
The study bolsters the idea that inflammation is linked to Parkinson’s disease, and points to differences in how men and women respond to the disease.
The lab’s clinical expertise combined with the powerful diagnostic capability of its instruments will allow UAB to offer patients increasingly targeted, personalized treatment.
Vickers, who is a world-renowned surgeon, pancreatic cancer researcher and pioneer in health disparities research, will take the reins of the foremost surgical association in the United States for 2021.
Hassan’s new role will be to oversee the peer review of research studies submitted to the journal.
This grant renewal will focus on characterizing how cone photoreceptors in the eye function in cone-dominated animals like primates.
Patients of Cooper Green Mercy Health Services can now get COVID-19 vaccinations at Cooper Green.
Alan Tita is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology with a background in leading clinical trials for women’s health issues and global health problems.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Dr. Michelle Gray has been elected to be a member on the Scientific Board of the Hereditary Disease Foundation.
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