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 

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. 

The infusion therapy can help shrink tumors that are otherwise inoperable.

New techniques and understanding of hip disorders are leading to new ways to prevent or treat hip deterioration.
The grant links researchers from different disciplines, institutions and locations to study basic mechanisms that contribute to Parkinson’s disease.
Overcoming perceived barriers such as work/life balance in the field is a key part of recruiting more women into orthopaedic surgery.

UAB’s Standaert elected vice president of a leading neurological professional organization.

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