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’s research and reputation land it among the top institutions in the world.
At their annual Innovation Awards, UAB’s Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship celebrated innovators from all corners of campus for their accomplishments, inventions and ingenuity.
UAB’s Blazer Male Excellence Network, BMEN, honored by Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and City Council for 15 years of service.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been recognized by the United States Department of State for sending a record breaking number of students abroad since 2020.
SRAI’s Future of the Field program aims to highlight the up-and-comers of research administration who demonstrate exemplary, innovative leadership among their peers and institutions that advance the field.
Ania Krutul, the first graduate of the public administration ABM program, concluded her UAB journey with honors, awards and discovery of a lifelong passion for public policy.
Goodin will be responsible for community and stakeholder engagement to advance opioid research with the goal of impacting the communities most vulnerable to opioid overdose.
The Green and Gold Fund is seeking Collat students who want to help manage the allocation. No market experience or courses are required to participate. Students interested in participating in the TVA Investment Challenge should contact Daniel Sanabria at dsanabria@uab.edu.
UAB application fees will be waived from Oct. 17-22 for students looking to apply for higher education.
UAB’s Employee Assistance and Counseling Center is home to 14 clinical team members, a variety of counseling options, and programming such as support groups, workshops and seminars, yoga classes, suicide prevention training courses, and more.
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