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 the first study of its kind, researchers identified genetic factors that can lead to a decrease in cognitive ability after a blood or bone marrow transplant.
Ten years after moving into a world-class facility, UAB’s women’s health services are helping more women than ever.
A new clinic designed to help treat patients with opioid use disorder has opened at UAB.
Joining the Erdheim-Chester Disease Care Center Network has made UAB one of the 33 centers that can treat ECD.

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Bridges will serve a two-year term as president of a specialty research foundation.
The NIH grant will enable Kraguljac to study factors of disease progression in psychosis spectrum disorders.
Research conducted at UAB is reaching the front lines of treatment of the novel coronavirus.
Pate has received a milestone teaching award from the Alabama state optometric association.
A renowned UAB HIV/AIDS researcher and physician has been named editor of a prominent peer-reviewed journal.
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