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)

Organ donors save lives and help advance medical research.
UAB has been selected by Amazon as an education partner for their Career Choice program, allowing eligible Amazon associates to receive tuition assistance while pursuing a bachelor’s degree at UAB.
UAB will extend a pilot program that waives standardized test scores as part of the admissions process through fall 2024.
Business and supplemental accounting programs in the Collat School of Business were reaccredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, putting UAB in the 1 percent of schools internationally to have both accreditations.
The first annual Alabama High School Ethics Bowl connected 30 local students with the opportunity to have debates on moral issues.
A $200,000 grant for Magic City Data Collective will continue to build a diverse pipeline between students with data analysis skillets and local private-sector job opportunities.
The tenth annual Darwin Day lecture will delve into the science behind extreme weapons seen in the animal world, given by an acclaimed expert in animal weaponry.
The support surface invented by two UAB undergraduate engineering students will help change how nurses and patient care teams can provide care for patients in the hospital.
With news about UAB’s first peer-reviewed, published transplant of genetically modified pig kidneys into a brain-dead human individual, there are many questions about what this means for the future of transplant and how this will save countless lives moving forward.
The prestigious program aims to make study abroad experiences accessible to a more diverse population of students and prepare them to assume leadership roles in government and the private sector.
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