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 

The number of patients seen at the UAB trauma center continues to rise, requiring increased investment in people and resources to provide treatment.
The UAB Montgomery campus trains medical students and residents, and provides care to more than 8,000 patients in the River Region.
While there are many quality measures for end-of-life care for adults with cancer, there are no such measures for children.
The Center of Excellence designation provides funding and linked research opportunities for the member clinics.
Blood shortages are common in the summer months, and COVID-19 has played havoc with usual donation patterns.
Physicians treating heart disease with anti-coagulants should factor the presence of kidney disease into their decisions on medications.
As president, Pollock leads a new slate of officers of the American Physiological Society for 2021.
The study bolsters the idea that inflammation is linked to Parkinson’s disease, and points to differences in how men and women respond to the disease.
The lab’s clinical expertise combined with the powerful diagnostic capability of its instruments will allow UAB to offer patients increasingly targeted, personalized treatment.
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