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 

Newly funded research by the McKnight Foundation will study whether genetic links contribute to addiction and relapse.
UAB Hospital has climbed three spots to break into the top ten among the largest hospitals in the nation.

The PPMI study is looking for biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease, which would help identify those at risk and track the progression of the disease.

Thyroid nodules are not usually cancerous, but can cause pain and discomfort, as well as thyroid complications.

Recent studies have shown that formal exercise training can help boost memory, and memory deficit is relatively common in people with epilepsy.

A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is devastating. But with the help of UAB, Steve Young is now cancer-free.
Jeffrey Kerby, M.D., Ph.D., was confirmed by the American College of Surgeons as the next chair of the ACS Committee on Trauma.

The scorecard compared UAB Medicine to other academic medical centers nationwide.

Medical West Hospital Authority, an affiliate of UAB Health System, broke ground on its replacement facility on Wednesday, November 17.

The Hugh Kaul Precision Medicine Institute will help build the interface of the Biomedical Data Translator, a “virtual brain” that will host all biomedical data in the world. 

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