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)

Breakouts are common, and knowing what causes them may help patients with treatment.
UAB Medicine Infusion Therapy has a new home in The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital.
UAB is helping develop automated technology to assess joint damage from rheumatoid arthritis.
A grant in the School of Optometry will enable researchers to study the use of virtual reality and intelligent tutoring in an effort to make low vision rehabilitation more accessible and affordable.
UAB’s long-standing HIV clinic is set to move locations in late 2020.
A UAB researcher’s promising data shows improvement of Duchenne muscular dystrophy symptoms in mice and zebrafish using an experimental drug.
A UAB pediatrician coauthors a new reference for pediatricians to help them support children who are not succeeding in school.
When a tragedy occurs, talking to children about what has happened can help them cope and feel secure.
A new study will help UAB researchers determine the efficacy of a potential new vaccine for gonorrhea prevention.
Researchers have hired local community health care workers to collect samples from children for testing — and will provide treatment — if it is found that children living in several Alabama Black Belt counties are infected with hookworm, and related intestinal infections.
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