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 

Studies conducted in America and around the world definitively show that masks are an effective tool in reducing the rate of injection of COVID-19.

To stop the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant and protect patients and each other, UAB Health System requires employees and people working in its hospital and clinics to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Adaptive radiation therapy allows for more precise treatment by fine-tuning the treatment regimen based on up-to-date imaging.
UAB students in the Honors College are equipping the next generation of scientists with cancer biology knowledge through hands-on experiments and interactive projects, helping to spread cancer awareness in Birmingham and surrounding communities.

Simulation training is proving to be very valuable in health care, especially for smaller facilities.

The award recognizes innovation, leadership and partnership in tele-ICU care.
Uncontrolled hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a major health concern in underserved communities.
Delta variant causes rise of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the unvaccinated.
UAB Hospital tops the list of best hospitals in Alabama again, according to U.S. News & World Report.
The semiregular series of panel discussions will provide up-to-date information on COVID-19.
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