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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.
The VORLab will study the effects of injuries sustained in football and other contact sports on balance, eye movement and vision to improve diagnostic tools and promote recovery.
AIDS cases in the Deep South have substantially increased in recent years. An upcoming Summit will address the issue April 17.

Students will compete for $10,000 in scholarship money.

Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D., will present the 11th annual Glenwood Endowed Lecture at the UAB Alumni House on April 15.

Allison, associate dean for Science in the UAB School of Public Health, is recognized for his contributions to the F1000 recommendation service.
Fairhope, Alabama, resident Hayden Olds came for a second opinion, and ended up finding the best treatment route.

Through international fellowships to study HIV in Kenya, Anna Joy Rogers and Nate Rogers complemented their UAB education with invaluable experience.

Coach Jerod Haase has signed a new, six-year agreement worth $1 million in annual compensation. “Our recruits and their families can rest assured that I will be at UAB for the long-term future,” Haase said. “Today’s commitment by the administration is a strong statement that UAB wants to be great in basketball.”




Curtis A. Carver Jr., Ph.D., comes to UAB from the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, where he served as vice chancellor and chief information officer.
Faisal Shuaib, M.D., Dr.P.H., who led successful Ebola containment efforts in Nigeria, has been appointed to a six-man independent expert committee.
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