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 

Hamm was on ECMO for 147 days, a remarkably long time.

The 14th annual Fiesta Ball, now happening for an entire week July 17-24, will have an online auction and participation from five local Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants.
Part of the mission of the Civitan International Research Center is to foster the next generation of scientists studying brain development.
Cooper Green Mercy Health Services is hiring clinical and non-clinical positions with a job fair July 21.

Many Americans say they want to “make sure the shot is safe” before getting vaccinated. That data is already in, and it is overwhelming. 

This study is the latest research to investigate the association between cardiovascular disease and diet — which foods have a positive versus negative impact on cardiovascular disease risk.

UAB Libraries receives funding from Adobe for digital enhancement.

The alliance will focus on boosting participation in clinical research within historically underrepresented patient groups. 

Kumar and Locke will be positioned to help guide the national discussion on transplantation policies.

The location offers adult and pediatric optometry and ophthalmology services, and delivers the same vision care that Callahan Eye Hospital has provided on the UAB campus for the past 50 years.
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