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 

Tips on staying well in the hot summer months as temperatures rise.
If you are in town for The World Games, or just want to skip the doctor’s office, UAB Medicine now has online urgent care options.
Heat illness can be a serious matter, say UAB emergency physicians. Be prepared, and be safe.
A first-of-its-kind snakebite program at UAB aims to provide better long term treatment of venomous bites, as well as gain a better understanding of the medical consequences of snakebite.
Her leg broke at mile 16 of a marathon. Thanks to UAB Orthopaedics, she was racing again in seven months.
Medical professionals are calling on the World Health Assembly to pass a resolution calling for folic acid fortification in staple foods to prevent spina bifida worldwide.
Radiofrequency ablation precisely delivers heat energy that can destroy lesions within the brain that are the cause of seizures.
UAB Emergency Medicine physicians provides tips on dealing with bug bites and stings.
With the number of Americans with dementia expected to increase dramatically, UAB’s new brain health clinics point the way to improving brain health over a lifespan.
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