Savannah Koplon

Savannah Koplon

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Public Relations Manager, Health and Medicine • (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)

An award to UAB researchers is aimed to determine effects of arsenicals and ways to treat exposure in the future.
UAB a part of NIH study that published new findings on induced labor at 39 weeks.
An increased association with STI in a vaginitis screening population has been found by a UAB researcher.
UAB School of Dentistry welcomes first-year students with ceremonious white coats.
A UAB maternal-fetal specialist led a secondary analysis to determine factors relating to frequency of C-sections across 25 American hospitals.
UAB Eye Care hosting free screenings for community members Aug. 13.
UAB rheumatologist awarded funds by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to implement decision-aid resources for lupus patients.
The UAB School of Dentistry is ranked among the world’s top 25 schools.
A new process being implemented after cesarean births aims to help mothers have an enhanced recovery.
UAB lactation consultants and nurses hope this event will help normalize breastfeeding and the benefits for mother and baby.
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