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 Professor of Psychiatry named to national suicide prevention organization board.

UAB blood and marrow transplant patients received extra holiday cheer this season.
When one family noticed a need for basic items in UAB Hospital, they decided to pay it forward to others.
A UAB School of Optometry professor has received a career award from a state association.
Taichman joins UAB as the ninth dean of the School of Dentistry.
Several UAB faculty members and trainees are in leadership positions in the American College of Rheumatology.
A UAB dentist has developed a new filling using antibiotics and nitric oxide for root canal treatment that can help heal the canal more effectively.
For one woman, undergoing innovative, extensive jaw reconstruction surgery gave her back the ability to live a normal life.
A “shave off” event at UAB will spread awareness about men’s health and diseases that affect them specifically.
For UAB’s tiniest patients, Thanksgiving will be a little more festive with turkey bottoms.
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