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.

Women who had total body irradiation to prepare for blood or marrow transplantation before age 30 had a 4.5-fold increase in their risk of developing breast cancer later in life.
Higher-volume feedings were determined to help postnatal growth in preterm infants.
In a study led by a UAB neonatologist, findings showed that racial and ethnic disparities in preterm infants decreased.   
UAB’s School of Optometry has been providing eye care services to underserved populations in the Black Belt for 18 years.
In light of COVID-19, changes to protect patient and employee health have been made for UAB Medicine clinic and hospital visits.
Researchers from UAB are working with the NIH and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study a potential antibiotic to treat maternal and infant sepsis in low-income countries.
The UAB School of Optometry dean has been elected to serve on a national vision research board of directors.
Jodie Dionne-Odom, M.D., will help advance global health in the UAB Center for Women’s Reproductive Health.
A UAB patient beat COVID-19 and recalls his experience with the virus and enrolling in a clinical trial.
A grant from the NICHD will help study hepatitis B transmission in African newborns.
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