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 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.
UAB is one of just 100 sites in the nation to receive such an antimicrobial stewardship designation.
UAB’s Center for Addiction and Pain Prevention and Intervention will conduct research that can be developed and translated into better treatments for addiction and pain.
A K23 grant from the National Institutes of Health will determine how to best improve growth in preterm infants.
UAB and Children’s of Alabama welcome a new director of Pediatric Hospital Medicine.
New recommendations for sexual behavior counseling suggest that shorter, more frequent sessions in a clinical setting can be valuable. 
A long time UAB rheumatologist has been named director of division in the UAB School of Medicine.   
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