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)

UAB research points to a new way to lower pre-term births: teach mothers the fundamentals of oral health.
Research underway in UAB’s Mood Disorders Program is investigating promising new therapies, including novel drugs and low field magnetic stimulation.
Doctoral student Kwaku Osei came to UAB to learn from top researchers in the dry eye field. His work focuses on a tear film component that could provide a new way to treat a growing vision problem.
UAB’s smallest patients get a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Severe weather threats can cause stress for many, but how can you deal with it?
A UAB School of Medicine professor and urogynecologist has received a career award from the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons. 
Findings indicated that sociodemographic disparities play a factor in whether all children are receiving high-quality and/or end-of-life care consistent with their goals.
UAB PAIN Collective presents a spring lecture of the PAINTalks speaker series.
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and understanding the signs and symptoms helped save one young mother’s life.
As summer approaches, take advantage of eyewear deals at this communitywide event.
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