Savannah Koplon

Savannah Koplon

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Public Relations Specialist

skoplon@uab.edu • (205) 641-1211

Covers stories and media requests within the School of Optometry; School of Dentistry; pediatrics; Women's & Infants Services; dermatology; endocrinology & diabetes; infectious diseases; clinical immunology and rheumatology; hematology & oncology; urology; psychiatry & behavioral neurobiology.

Visiting the pool or lake is synonymous with summer fun, but is it safe in a pandemic?
To keep your commute safe, practice key hygiene and social distancing, as shared by a UAB Infectious Diseases professor.
A new rapid sexually transmitted infection test developed through research done at UAB will help diagnose and treat patients in real time moving forward.
UAB is part of several trials testing infusion of antibodies from people who have beaten COVID-19 to help those dealing with infection or at risk for infection. Donors are needed.
Getting through professional school can be a marathon. Honor the accomplishments of the School of Optometry’s Class of 2020 by participating in its marathon challenge.
As traditional clinic visits are changing due to COVID-19, UAB Eye Care is offering telehealth eye care as an option for patients.
Michael Savage’s F32 grant will be used to study how the basic building blocks of vision and color selectivity can be used to help people with visual deficits.
A UAB School of Optometry professor has received an R01 grant from the NIH to study age-related cataracts, with hopes to slow their progression.

Sincich’s R01 grant has been renewed, allowing him to continue his research on the implementation of adaptive optics retinal imaging and cell-targeted photostimulation. Alternative summary: Sincich’s R01 grant has been renewed, allowing him to continue his research that could help detect earlier stages of retinal disease for patients.

A grant from Hyundai Hope On Wheels® will help UAB sustain future COVID-19 testing capabilities.
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