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)

In light of new study results, guidelines for early gestational diabetes screening in obese pregnant women will need reassessment.
The newly renovated clinic in the School of Dentistry includes new technology and upgraded spaces for optimal patient care.
UAB and Children’s of Alabama have named the new director of Pediatric Endocrinology.
The guidelines released by the American Academy of Dermatology will for the first time provide comprehensive information to other physicians on how to treat patients beyond outward physical effects of psoriasis.
An optometrist’s vision wellness tips and services can help keep your eyes in good shape.
In six decades, two patients have seen a big change in how to manage their Type 1 diabetes.
A UAB psychologist was recently appointed to a committee reviewing programs combating opioid use.
Many people experience mood and energy changes during winter months, but is that a real medical condition?
PROSPER-HIV, the first longitudinal study of its kind, aims to discover how to effectively mitigate the high-burden symptoms of HIV.
The flu shot is safe for both pregnant women and their unborn babies.
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