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
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.

UAB announces gift, set to name School of Business after Charles and Patsy Collat, the university’s biggest benefactors.

Vickers, a surgeon, pancreatic cancer researcher and Alabama native, returns to UAB after chairing the Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota.

Rod W. Nowakowski, O.D., Ph.D., has announced that he will step down as dean of the UAB School of Optometry.

UAB announces co-chairs and the theme of its ambitious five-year philanthropic campaign.
The NSF will support a UAB/BBA collaboration through a $600,000 award — the first Partnership for Innovation grant ever given in Alabama.

UAB taps Martha Warren Bidez, Ph.D., to lead UAB’s new Office of eLearning and Professional Studies, launches website to facilitate improved online learning access for students

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