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 is joining the Red Cross in encouraging the public to donate blood now.
In just the five years since UAB completed 10,000 robotic surgeries, surgeons across 15 disciplines have now collectively exceeded 20,000 robotic surgeries, setting a record for the hospital.
UAB graduate and professional programs are well represented in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings.
The new Department of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science will be the 28th academic department in the Heersink School of Medicine.
UAB Medicine and Talladega have entered a three-year partnership, with UAB Medicine providing medical care for competitors and fans.
During National Donate Life Month, celebrate life and honor the gift of organ, eye and tissue donation.
Will this holiday season be harder to shop for or more expensive? Three experts from the  Collat School of Business give tips and tricks for navigating holiday shopping.
FAFSA applications are free to fill out and open opportunities for Pell grants and subsidized loans to students.
Grants totaling more than $3 million have been awarded to UAB researchers in Chemistry and Physics by the Department of Energy, signaling continued investment in UAB projects.
Research expos are held every semester to showcase the scholarly research work of undergraduate students across disciplines that include basic sciences, social sciences, engineering, health and medicine.
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