Jim Bakken

Jim Bakken

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Director, UAB Media Relations
(205) 934-3887
jimb@uab.edu

Jim is director of media relations for UAB, including all facets of the University and the Health System. His primary responsibility is to create and lead strategy for communicating news from UAB to the media and general public, as well as key stakeholder and constituent groups. Prior to joining UAB, Bakken served local, regional and national clients at two full-service communications firms, specializing largely in education and healthcare. Bakken graduated from the University of Alabama with a public relations degree and serves as a member of The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations Advisory Board.
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