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 

Kitchen fires make up nearly a quarter of all burn injuries treated at the UAB Burn Center.

UAB Medicine is hosting hiring fairs in February for careers in health care.

The UAB Trauma Center is busier than ever as the number of trauma cases at UAB Hospital has reached record levels.
The two universities have much in common, as both have moved from an industrial base to an economy driven by health care.

A new study confirms that G207, a genetically engineered virus developed at UAB, may be a beneficial therapy for brain tumors.

The parking deck at Cooper Green Mercy Health Services is coming down to make way for a new clinic building.
When the U.S. Ski Team went to the World Cup competition in Croatia, a UAB orthopaedic doctor went with them.
Modeled on the state’s trauma system, the Alabama Statewide Stroke System will help improve emergency response for stroke patients.

As CEO, Vickers says his priorities will be in continuing UAB’s clinical and research excellence and working to eliminate disparities in health care throughout the state and region.

Northwest Regional joins a growing number of other Alabama hospitals as part of the UAB Health System.
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