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Jim Bakken

Jim Bakken

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jimb@uab.edu • (205) 934-3887
Assistant Vice President, Public Relations
Leads public relations strategy for UAB and the UAB Health System, coordinating teams that provide internal and external support and visual assets to UAB, engaging target audiences and constituent groups with information and compelling content.
Boni Elewski, M.D., and Wendy Cantrell, DNP, pursue research and therapies that bring new drugs to market and change patients’ lives.

HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death worldwide for women ages 15-44 years, and UAB serves as a site for the latest study by the Microbicide Trials Network, which has previously studied this new approach with positive results in other female age groups.

George Howard, Dr.P.H., will receive the Ernest Everett Just award in Medical and Public Health Research.
A study of the rapid evolution of the insulin-signaling molecular network that regulates growth, reproduction, metabolism and aging lays important groundwork for future studies.
Initial results of fundraising efforts far exceeding historical financial support significantly improve the Athletic Department’s financial picture, make possible the return of football, bowling and rifle.
The legacy of the late Distinguished Professor Charles Alford, M.D., will be honored with the third annual memorial lecture, and a visit from four of the world’s top ID scholars.
The importance of preventing hypertension is reinforced by a study showing anti-hypertension medicines can increase stroke risk by 248 percent, according to new UAB School of Public Health research published in the journal Stroke.
Two children die each day in the United States as a result of poisoning. UAB child safety expert David Schwebel, Ph.D., works to prevent this from occurring.
Suresh Boppana, M.D., received the award at the fifth annual International Congenital CMV Conference in Brisbane, Australia.
Three million cases of skin cancer could be prevented annually by avoiding ultraviolet light. UAB experts share how to pick out the proper UV-protection and use it effectively.
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