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 professor receives national award from the American Optometric Association.
The annual InfantSEE® Day pediatric eye examinations are designed to ensure eye and vision care becomes an essential part of infant wellness.
A UAB School of Dentistry professor has received a career award from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
A UAB professor wrote guidelines for nutrition therapy for HIV-positive patients.
When a couple decided to get married in their newborn daughter’s RNICU room, the UAB community came together to pull off their wedding.
A UAB pediatrician offers her advice for handling tricky conversations with your children about appropriate digital device use and sexting.
Findings have determined that caffeine administration can help lower acute kidney injury in neonates.
An assistant professor in UAB’s Division of Hematology and Oncology receives achievement award from her alma mater.
A maternal-fetal medicine specialist has received industry recognition for her research in the use of telemedicine for the treatment of opioid-dependent pregnant women.
The Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic will be testing the efficacy of a vaccine that could help combat a rare strain of avian influenza.
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