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)

Sensory processing difficulties, which affect one in six people, can make public spaces a nightmare and lead to traumatic meltdowns. A UAB expert teaches venues around the world how to help rather than hurt. Here’s her advice. 

A substaintial grant from the NIAID will help UAB researchers further HIV outreach and care.
The clinic focus will be to help women who are battling other health conditions with family planning and pregnancy prevention.
The CuddleCot will help UAB nurses and doctors guide grieving families through the infant loss process.
Adam Gordon, O.D., explains how to find the best eye protection for the bright days of summer.
UAB will continue to lead the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network.
UAB is a leading site in the administration of intranasal esketamine. How will this impact the care of patients with depression in the future?
The grant will enable researchers to evaluate the complement system at the ocular surface in those with pSS dry eye disease.
Different systemic eye conditions impact the way many student athletes are able to play sports in direct sunlight. One helmet addition now approved thanks to UAB could help.
For mothers with substance abuse disorders, UAB is helping to provide crucial care for them and their child.
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