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)

Persuasion knowledge is triggered by sponsorship disclosures, which may have adverse effects on a brand’s trustworthiness, a UAB study suggests.
UAB’s comprehensive and coordinated suicide-prevention strategy has been recognized by the American College Health Association.
Eric Jack, Ph.D., dean of the UAB Collat School of Business, has announced his retirement as dean, pending selection of his successor.
Prices are going up, and — more than ever — Americans are feeling a pinch in their wallets. What causes inflation, and where do we go from here?
UAB’s CIO has been recognized as chief information officer of the year by a national CIO leadership network.
With this R35 award, a UAB chemistry professor will further research into protein-protein interaction and test structural findings in cells.
Thaddaeus Kwan, Ph.D., became one the first Innovate fellows in the Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship while a postdoc at UAB. He now works in HIIE as a project analyst — and heads the Fellows program.
Through this grant, Catledge will explore and develop a class of materials known as high-entropy ceramics.
The Service Learning and Undergraduate Research Expo celebrates excellence in research, creative activity and scholarship by undergraduate students on campus.
Mixing alcohol with the blaze of intense Southern heat can be a dangerous combo.
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