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)

Knowing if — and when — their child needs braces is key for parents.
UAB received a grant from the Merck Foundation to address HIV disparities in the Southeast.
For many parents, talking about surgery can be tough. UAB doctors help share tips for having these conversations.
Pediatricians share their summer and back-to-school safety tips for parents and teens.
A pediatrician shares safety tips that parents can keep in mind as summer rages on.
UAB and Children’s of Alabama will conduct a clinical trial for a new treatment of a rare endocrine disease that disproportionately affects children.
A UAB oncologist’s research shows that health care clinic closures could result in an increase in Medicare spending, which could negatively affect rural communities.
A UAB School of Optometry professor has received an award from the American Academy of Optometry.
A UAB oncologist has received a Pioneering Ideas Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
UAB and Johns Hopkins researchers will study acute flaccid myelitis causes in North America, the United Kingdom and Peru.
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