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)

Findings show that patients who received a blood or marrow transplant as a child may be at a higher risk of related death.
Researchers found that prolonged oxygen supplementation adversely affected the development of memory function in preterm infants.
Optometry professors have received grants to continue eye care research.
As parents check off their children’s back-to-school needs, vaccinations should be top of the list.
Experts have updated recommendations for the use of antiretroviral drugs in the treatment and prevention of HIV infection.
Recovery from an eating disorder has helped one former Blazer athlete solidify her career path and has her determined to help others.
An assistant professor in UAB’s Department of Urology receives K08 grant.
Significant novel findings published by UAB researchers established verapamil as a successful therapeutic approach to target loss of beta cell function caused by Type 1 diabetes.
Optometric students and faculty visited Central America for their 40th consecutive mission trip this May.
Keeping children safe as temperatures rise should be top-of-mind this summer, says one UAB pediatrician.
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