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)

In a new study from UAB, researchers found that eating grapes can protect skin from acute and chronic UV damage.
For women who are pregnant, lactating or trying to become pregnant, deciding whether to take the COVID vaccine when eligible can be a tough decision. UAB experts offer guidance.
UAB experts share how the COVID-19 Pfizer and Moderna vaccine works and debunk some common vaccine myths.
Now that effective vaccines for COVID-19 have been developed and are being distributed to members of the public, it is key for folks to understand the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Leath, a UAB gynecologic oncologist, professor of medicine and senior scientist, has been named new chair of the Division.
A UAB School of Medicine professor has been named chair of the Department of Psychiatry.   
UAB Hospital practice areas honored with the “Best Hospital” designation include obstetrics, orthopedics, heart care, stroke care, cancer care and breast care.
The largest HIV health care unit in Alabama and one of the country’s preeminent HIV clinics has relocated to state-of-the-art space in Birmingham’s Lakeview district.
A recent grant to UAB researchers from a national organization will yield insight into telehealth and potentially increase patient access to rheumatic care.
A positive attitude and UAB’s gynecologic oncology team helped Debby Davis fight and endure life-threatening ovarian cancer.
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