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 deployed father traveled 7,600 miles across 11 time zones to meet his son in UAB's Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
A UAB pediatrician has received the 2018 Paul V. Miles Fellowship Award from the American Board of Pediatrics.
The new Family Room will give families a space to rest and recharge while their children receive care.
The School of Optometry is offering cutting-edge treatment options in myopia, or nearsightedness, for pediatric patients.
UAB’s Department of Dermatology shares tips for keeping your skin hydrated during the winter months.
UAB has been ranked as one of the top 100 hospital and health systems with great women’s health programs by Becker’s Hospital Review.
UAB doctors make up more than half of Alabama physicians named to the 2017-2018 list.
A UAB School of Dentistry professor has been named to the Board of Directors for the American College of Prosthodontists.
The online master’s degree offered by the School of Public Health has been ranked second nationally.
The School of Optometry ranked third nationally in research funding and second nationally in basic biomedical research funding.
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