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)

The flu shot is safe for both pregnant women and their unborn babies.
Checkpoint inhibitors are types of cancer-fighting drugs that can help block proteins made by certain immune system cells, such as T cells.
A UAB oncologist published findings regarding the risk of pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma survivors developing another type of cancer later in life.
UAB vision scientists publish paper in the peer-reviewed Journal of Lipid Research.
A UAB psychiatrist was recognized with the Association for Psychological Science’s Rising Star designation.
UAB’s Division of Hematology and Oncology has named a new director of a key patient clinic.
UAB Hospital practice areas honored with the “Best Hospital” designation include obstetrics, bariatric surgery, heart care, cancer care and breast cancer.
UAB and Children’s of Alabama welcome a new division director of pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Blood Marrow Transplantation program.
People can help curb the spread of viruses with a few simple hygiene tips.
UAB Eye Care’s fifth annual Gift of Sight event helped hundreds of in-need patients this year.   
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