Jim Bakken

Jim Bakken

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Director, Media Relations

Creates and leads strategy for communicating news from UAB to the media and general public, as well as key stakeholder and constituent groups
Mayor William Bell and UAB President Ray L. Watts brought Birmingham’s resurgence to TheStreet during a Birmingham Business Alliance economic development trip to New York.
A year into the UAB strategic planning process, UAB President Ray L. Watts reflects on the institution’s influence and the importance and initial success of the vital campuswide effort.
In the first six months of the 2013-14 fiscal year, UAB supporters have exceeded the amount gifted online in the entirety of 2012-13.
Best-in-class patient care among the criteria in Becker’s Hospital Review rankings that list UAB Hospital.
State requirement shifts UAB license plate design from Blaze to Knowledge
Mervyn Sterne Library Director Jerry Stephens, Ph.D., announced he will retire May 31. Stephens, who first joined the library in 1974 when it was a part of the former University College, is only the second director for UAB's main academic library. A national search for dean of libraries is underway.
An interdisciplinary collaboration at UAB recently established a research method that has expanded the institution’s capacity to expand initiatives addressing diseases including cancer, autoimmune diseases and degenerative diseases.

UAB marks the grand opening of Alabama’s largest nuclear magnetic resonance facility.

PNP Therapeutics, UAB and Southern Research Institute work abolishes otherwise unmanageable human cancers in preclinical rodent studies.

UAB announces $1 billion goal for The Campaign for UAB, begins the public phase of its largest fundraising campaign to date.
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