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Jim Bakken

Jim Bakken

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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.
Following a national search led by a 19-member search committee made up of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community supporters, the University of Alabama at Birmingham has announced that Mark Ingram will be the institution’s athletic director.
Tammy Than, O.D., has been named the American Optometric Association Educator of the Year.
UAB received the Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite and Worksite Innovation Award recognition.
The mathematical sciences are increasingly used to advance understanding of the causes, consequences and alleviation of obesity.

Money raised from the annual fundraiser goes toward research and scholarships in the SOO.

UAB will receive funding from the AHA over the next four years to complete projects in population health, clinical and basic science, focused on high blood pressure.

Michael Saag, M.D., spreads message from first book to TEDxBirmingham attendees; says three lessons can help enact change.

UAB School of Public Health research published in the journal Obesity shows seeing, hearing and smelling others’ eating foods can cause low birthweight in offspring among mice.
Janet M. Turan, Ph.D., associate professor in the UAB School of Public Health, has been awarded an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to complete the study.
Sadhvi Batra is one of only 40 winners nationwide for this fellowship, which begins May 25.
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