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)

Dr. Aman Wadhwa has received a generous St. Baldrick’s Foundation grant.
UAB researcher uses the tree shrew as a model for the study of dry eye disease.
Researchers are spearheading efforts to understand the development of treatment-related health conditions in the context of accelerated aging.
In a new trial led by the NIH, researchers will evaluate whether a long-acting medication will be beneficial for patients who are not normally consistent with medication.
Taylor Phillips is UAB’s first OD/MBA graduate.
UAB professor receives award for impact on children’s eye care.
UAB will lead research examining placebo methods for delivering drugs to help prevent HIV during anal sex.
UAB medical, dental and optometry alumni helping lead way in practicing medicine in the state of Alabama.
As measles outbreaks continue to grow across the United States, UAB experts call for the administration of safe vaccinations.
The journey of one UAB RNICU inspires them to help future families.
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