Savannah Koplon

Savannah Koplon

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Public Relations Manager, Health and Medicine

skoplon@uab.edu • (205) 641-1211

Leads external communications in healthcare, biomedical research and for UAB's six professional schools; Dentistry, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry and Public Health. Koplon and her 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: Health System Administration; Heersink School of Medicine (Administration, Student News, Education); Issues Management; Medical Facilities; Medical Partnerships; Precision Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Emergency Medicine; Civitan International Research Center; CCTS;  Department of Informatics; Department of Surgery (Transplantation, Xenotransplantation); Libraries (Reynolds Historical Library, Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences, Lister Hill library)

A cycle of physical and mental exhaustion has many contributors. A few tips to improve both can have immense positive effects in a person’s life. 
New efficient care for patients with stroke is helping UAB lead the way in outcomes for patients who present in the emergency department.
With its sixth consecutive Magnet nursing designation, UAB Hospital is yet again recognized for its excellence in nursing and patient outcomes.
With this collaborative effort, the profile of UAB within biomedical data science and future data-driven medicine will be significantly raised on a national stage.
National Donate Life Month celebrates the lifesaving gift of organ, eye and tissue donation that many give and receive.
A new artificial intelligence center will bring more discovery in the field to UAB.
Clinical trial findings from the LATITUDE study show promise in long-acting HIV treatment for patients who have long struggled with daily HIV oral medications.
UAB Libraries will be hosting a workshop to teach students how to create Augmented Reality Valentine’s Day cards.
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