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.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham and UAB Medicine will increase minimum wage for employees to $11 per hour in 2016. The federal minimum wage is $7.25.
The UAB Faculty Senate hosted “Focused Priorities – Boundless Opportunities,” this year’s annual State of the University address by President Ray L. Watts.
Implementation of safety measures continues following UAB Safety Task Force assessment and action plan.
The Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine, UAB and Seahorse Bioscience announce establishment of comprehensive mitochondrial patient care clinical program.
UAB’s Campaign for UAB has raised more than $617 million toward its $1 billion goal in the university’s largest-ever and most comprehensive philanthropic campaign.
Download the Rave Guardian app and set up your network of emergency contacts and connect with UABPD.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Campaign for UAB: Give Something, Change Everything caps off 2014 with record-breaking December.
UAB clinical collaboration with CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic will increase access to care and help improve medication adherence for patients.
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.
Best-in-class patient care among the criteria in Becker’s Hospital Review rankings that list UAB Hospital.
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