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)

A UAB gynecologic oncologist will serve in a scientific leadership role within a national gynecologic organization.
The UAB School of Optometry is offering free eye examinations for infants between 6 and 12 months.
Teen Health Week will promote healthy behaviors in adolescents and young adults in the Birmingham community.   
A UAB School of Dentistry student will help lead the national, student-run professional organization. 
A UAB optometrist has been recognized by the Scleral Lens Education Society.
The Antiviral Drug Discovery and Development Center at UAB will study infectious diseases, including influenza, West Nile, Zika, chikungunya and more.
A UAB School of Medicine professor has been appointed to a national committee that advises the White House on HIV/AIDS interventions and strategies.
A volunteer dentistry event at UAB provided free oral health care to locally underserved children.
A UAB optometrist has received an appointment to jointly chair an international collaborative network.
Patients at UAB now have access to state-of-the-art robotic surgery technology.
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