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)

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.
Online programs across numerous UAB schools and departments continue to excel year after year, according to U.S. News rankings.
The Regions Institute for Financial Education has been named a VITA site and will provide the UAB community and its neighbors support in the preparation and filing of tax returns at no cost.
Fast loans from UAB’s Regions Institute for Financial Education are available in as little as 24 hours. They can help any Blazer student experiencing unexpected loss of income, housing or medical issues, or a transportation emergency.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is hosting the sixth annual Community Month.
With new population data on record for Alabama, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences explains how redistricting of electoral boundaries will impact the state moving forward.
UAB’s Community Counseling Clinic celebrates 10 years of providing affordable counseling to Jefferson County and Greater Birmingham residents.
Often New Year’s health resolutions are lofty and fall short after people lose momentum. Setting achievable and realistic health and fitness goals enables people to create long-term habits, says one UAB School of Education professor.
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