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 light of COVID-19, changes to protect patient and employee health have been made for UAB Medicine clinic and hospital visits.
Researchers from UAB are working with the NIH and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study a potential antibiotic to treat maternal and infant sepsis in low-income countries.
The UAB School of Optometry dean has been elected to serve on a national vision research board of directors.
Jodie Dionne-Odom, M.D., will help advance global health in the UAB Center for Women’s Reproductive Health.
A UAB patient beat COVID-19 and recalls his experience with the virus and enrolling in a clinical trial.
A grant from the NICHD will help study hepatitis B transmission in African newborns.
In light of COVID-19, UAB’s Women & Infants Center has made key enhancements to the patient experience to protect all who seek care.
Visiting the pool or lake is synonymous with summer fun, but is it safe in a pandemic?
To keep your commute safe, practice key hygiene and social distancing, as shared by a UAB Infectious Diseases professor.
A new rapid sexually transmitted infection test developed through research done at UAB will help diagnose and treat patients in real time moving forward.
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