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
On the heels of reaching the halfway point of its ambitious $1 billion fundraising goal, UAB’s compelling “Give Something, Change Everything” TV spots highlight diverse initiatives.
Eminent leaders are set to gather twice annually to serve as advocates for the School of Medicine, as well as advisers on strategy, philanthropic initiatives and community engagement, to help the school become the preferred academic medical center of the 21st century.

Hospital-to-home care transition communications and multimedia programs improving engagement and outcomes for UAB patients.

After leaving UAB in 2011 to hold a senior leadership position in academic medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, G. Allen Bolton Jr. has been selected through a national search to replace the retiring Richard Margison.

Research in personalized medicine, health informatics and genomic medicine spans disciplines and will impact the treatment of many diseases.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Institute for Human Rights will create and foster new research, policy solutions, educational programming, and outreach activities relating to all aspects of human rights ranging from the local to the international level.
The partnership combines genomics expertise with leadership in research and clinical medicine to speed efforts to deliver personalized therapies and cures.
Latest updates regarding legionella.
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.
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