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.
Clinic opens Aug. 1 and will initially offer urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and rheumatology care.
The partnership will bring a highly effective and precise alternative to traditional radiation therapy for treating cancer and some noncancerous tumors, without many of the side effects that often accompany treatment.
Longtime VP for Research and Economic Development Richard B. Marchase, Ph.D., plans to retire at the end of 2016. During his tenure, UAB annual research expenditures grew from $331 million to $510 million.
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.
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