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 UAB School of Education is offering free online English courses to the community this fall.
UAB’s soccer teams will host a free community event and scrimmage for local fans and youth Aug. 15.
UAB faculty and staff are invited to participate in an upcoming town hall, followed by an employee celebration on the Campus Green.
Friday, March 19, will be celebrated as “Birmingham Healthcare Heroes Day” by hospitals throughout the Birmingham community.
The CDC has updated guidelines to support wearing two masks, as well as saying nitrile medical gloves should not be used unless medically necessary.
From Feb. 22 to 26, UAB is waiving application fees for graduating high school and transfer students.
UAB experts explain why women should not have concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine’s impacting their fertility goals.
A UAB researcher has received a grant to develop novel, single-cell tools for studying microbial population genetics.
UAB — Alabama’s largest public employer and home of the state’s flagship academic medical center — has been named America’s No. 1 Best Large Employer by Forbes.
A new interactive dashboard from UAB and PathCheck Foundation will enable users to see the quantity and location of vaccines distributed across the country and world in real time.
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