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 soccer player developed a sweet friendship with a young patient from Children’s of Alabama.
UAB’s Division of Infectious Diseases is growing its research facilities to offer more to the local and global sexual health community.
End-of-life care can be difficult to navigate, but understanding how to treat a patient based on their goals is key, says one UAB researcher.
One School of Optometry professor helped restore a patient’s vision and day-to-day life with sophisticated contact lenses.
September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, and UAB wants women at all life stages to understand symptoms and the preventive measures they can take.
A pediatric neurology researcher has been awarded a substantial grant to study a neuromuscular disease further.
UAB experts share insight on what leads a person to have suicidal thoughts or actions, and how friends and family can help.
UAB is partnering with FEMA for National Preparedness Month activities and lessons.
A bone marrow harvest completed at UAB helped fuse a lifelong relationship between the donor and recipient.
An award to UAB researchers is aimed to determine effects of arsenicals and ways to treat exposure in the future.
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