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)

UAB Health System has named a new chief human resources officer, bringing 20 years of talent in the human resources space to the enterprise. 
New findings from UAB researchers indicates that preventable environmental factors like repeated blows to the head in contact sports and pesticides and herbicides account for a substantial number of Parkinson’s disease cases.  
While it has long been thought that the most direct health effect linked to the sanitation crisis in the Black Belt was due to soil-transmitted hookworm, a study led by UAB found no evidence of transmission.
UAB Medicine will serve as the presenting medical partner of the Transplant Games of America when the event comes to Birmingham in July 2024.
Visit the new exhibit at UAB’s Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences, focused on themes of women’s health throughout history.
UAB Hospital has claimed another top ranking by a national media outlet and audience.
With people consuming media from dozens of different news sources, including social media, a UAB librarian explains how to avoid mistaking mis- or disinformation for the real thing.
UAB Libraries has expanded access to printed materials for all Alabamians.    
Preview Days offer prospective medical students the opportunity to learn more about all the Heersink School of Medicine has to offer.
This record-breaking funding marks a 73 percent growth in research awards over nine years. 
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