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)

Enjoy the sounds of the holiday season with UAB choral ensembles and high school choirs from the Greater Birmingham area on Nov. 30 at “Christmas at the Alys.”a

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance scheduled for Feb. 8, 2022, has been canceled due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases and transmissibility in our community. 

Blazers Against Hunger is UAB’s one-day giving event to fight food insecurity on campus and help employees in need with funds directly supporting Blazer Kitchen and its mission.
Two senior Department of Art and Art History students have their research exhibited at UAB’s Art Lab from Nov. 16-19.
UAB has been awarded a new TRIO grant for an Educational Opportunity Center that will provide free community-based education services to disadvantaged adults looking to pursue their GED completion or continued education.
A UAB doctoral candidate received a $600,000 grant to further her work in promoting the preservation of LGBTQ history.  
A research grant provides opportunity to develop next-generation devices with application in quantum metrology, low-energy consumption spintronics and optoelectronic applications.
CORD will develop educational modules for students in grades 4 through 6 in Perry County, Alabama, to equip students and their families with accurate information about COVID vaccines.
The Alabama Department of Public Health is partnering with UAB Athletics as part of their KICK COVID program to host a vaccine clinic Saturday, Oct. 23, at Protective Stadium.
UAB application fees will be waived from Oct. 18-22 for students looking to apply for higher education.
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