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)

UAB researchers led a large multiple-country study and used advanced machine learning techniques for risk prediction of neonatal deaths. The study reveals that low weight among newborn infants is associated strongly to most deaths in underdeveloped settings and suggests how these deaths can be reduced.
A new multidisciplinary program within UAB Medicine will help evaluate patients who have recovered from COVID-19 but are still experiencing symptoms and link them to the specialized care they need.
Allowing family members back into your home is a challenging thought for many, but UAB experts share ways we can safely reintegrate under one roof.
Thanksgiving will be different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but a safe celebration is still possible with the help of guidelines laid out by UAB experts and the CDC.
To better understand how COVID-19 affects a pregnant woman and her baby, researchers at UAB are enrolling patients in two studies to determine the short- and long-term impacts.
With many experiencing COVID-19 fatigue and burnout as winter months approach, UAB experts provide key resources and tips for creating a plan for your physical and emotional health.
Funding from the American Heart Association will help promote preventive attitudes regarding cardiovascular health through a virtual campaign.
A UAB urogynecologist has been selected to lead the national nonprofit organization, which represents professionals dedicated to treating female pelvic floor disorders.
The flu and COVID-19 have several overlapping symptoms and could cause a “twindemic” this winter. How can you protect yourself and family from both viruses?
A national report co-written by a UAB dentist found that dentists who were assumed to be at increased risk of COVID exposure had a less than 1 percent infection rate of COVID-19.
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