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
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.
UAB releases its first “Knowledge that will change your world” student recruitment ad in phase two of the university’s unified branding campaign.
UAB Hospital has received the 2013 Women’s Choice Award for ranking among America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience for women.
UAB Hospital adds senior vice president of inpatient services position and names former UAB Hospital Interim CEO Anthony Patterson to the position.
UAB announces record enrollment which includes increases in total enrollment, as well as enrollment among freshmen, undergrads, master’s students and transfers.
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