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 is part of several trials testing infusion of antibodies from people who have beaten COVID-19 to help those dealing with infection or at risk for infection. Donors are needed.
Getting through professional school can be a marathon. Honor the accomplishments of the School of Optometry’s Class of 2020 by participating in its marathon challenge.
As traditional clinic visits are changing due to COVID-19, UAB Eye Care is offering telehealth eye care as an option for patients.
Michael Savage’s F32 grant will be used to study how the basic building blocks of vision and color selectivity can be used to help people with visual deficits.
A UAB School of Optometry professor has received an R01 grant from the NIH to study age-related cataracts, with hopes to slow their progression.

Sincich’s R01 grant has been renewed, allowing him to continue his research on the implementation of adaptive optics retinal imaging and cell-targeted photostimulation. Alternative summary: Sincich’s R01 grant has been renewed, allowing him to continue his research that could help detect earlier stages of retinal disease for patients.

A grant from Hyundai Hope On Wheels® will help UAB sustain future COVID-19 testing capabilities.
Combating the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 and alleviating the anxiety of your child can be difficult. Here are some tips on how to do it.
UAB is accepting specific PPE donations in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.
To stop a pandemic from growing, everyone must work together to “flatten the curve.”
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