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 COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many aspects of normal life, but infectious diseases experts explain ways to enjoy the semester while minimizing health risks.
New recommendations for treatment and prevention of HIV infection in adults will help guide physicians and patients in HIV therapies and treatment regimens.
The UAB Medicine O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at Acton Road is expanding services to bring high-quality cancer care to others in the community.
Warner K. Huh, M.D., will assume the role of OBGYN chair in the UAB School of Medicine on Nov. 1.
While Halloween may look different this year, families can still safely enjoy treat-or-treating with some COVID-friendly changes.
UAB researchers will use existing knowledge and research to address urgent needs for rapid SARS-CoV-2 testing among underserved populations.
UAB PCC celebrates its 30th anniversary commemorating decades of care, training and excellence.
A UAB professor receives a distinguished award for significant contributions to behavioral sleep medicine.
Children’s eyesight may be impacted by virtual learning during COVID-19, but UAB experts share tips on how to ensure optimal eye health for kids.
The United States Special Operation Command Parachute Demonstration Team saluted front-line workers above the Campus Green.
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