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)

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.
UABTeach will serve as the pedagogical core of the Alabama Rural Learning Accelerator by providing faculty and interns as virtual educators and tutors to students in Bullock County.
The Magic City Data Collective, a public-private partnership, brings together local students, researchers and data experts in project teams to provide the information Birmingham leaders need to move the Magic City forward.
UAB’s 2021 census data reflects the largest and most diverse first-time freshman cohort in school history.
Samiksha Raut, Ph.D., associate professor of biology at UAB, is beginning a two-year fellowship where she will undergo leadership training with the intent of positively impacting underrepresented leaders in the field of STEM.
UAB School of Education students and faculty spent time reading and engaging with local area elementary school students in celebration of literacy advocacy.
Join UAB Football and Blazer fans at the team’s first home game Oct. 2 at the new Protective Stadium.   
UAB’s Technology Innovation Center houses a state-of-the-art data center, the fastest university internet connectivity in the state, expandable technology infrastructure, and colocation for UAB’s partners in distributed IT.  
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