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Pharmacy Alumna Sets the Pace for COVID-19 Response
DeAnn Mullins ‘93 is the pharmacist and owner of Mullins Pharmacy in Lynn Haven, Florida. On March 13, when the president declared COVID-19 a national emergency, Mullins said she spent the weekend developing a 16-page action plan that she would introduce to her pharmacy’s staff that Monday. 
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Empowering African American Churchgoers in the Fight Against Heart Disease
Domecia Brown, a third-year Doctor of Pharmacy student, just completed a year-long fellowship with the Albert Schweitzer Fellows. With her project, she partnered with Jefferson County Department of Health on a new initiative, addressing health in the 35211 zip code.
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McWhorter School of Pharmacy’s PGY1 Residency Receives Accreditation Extension
Earlier this month, McWhorter School of Pharmacy's postgraduate year one (PGY1) community-based residency received a three-year extension of its accreditation from the American Society for Health-System Pharmacists, or ASHP.
 
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Samford’s College of Health Sciences Offers Encouragement to Students Graduating into COVID-19
While its spring commencement ceremonies have been postponed, Samford University’s College of Health Science still conferred 273 master’s and doctoral degrees on Friday, May 1, to graduates of its four schools: School of Health Professions, Ida Moffett School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy and School of Public Health.
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Nena Sanders: Busy Retirement Focus
Nena Sanders has been an important part of a world of change during her 21 years in Samford University’s nursing and health sciences programs.
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College of Health Sciences Utilizes Virtual Simulation to Facilitate Interprofessional Practice
Last fall, Samford’s Ida Moffett School of Nursing and School of Public Health received a three-year, $1.3 million Opioid Workforce Expansion Program grant designed to expand its community-based experiential student training for students preparing to become behavioral health professionals. Due to the recent online transition in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, students recently completed the Opioid Workforce Expansion Program’s first interprofessional virtual simulation.
 
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Nutrition and Dietetics Senior Matches with Dietetic Internship at Mass General
Following graduation, Rebecca Thompson, a nutrition and dietetics major, will continue her training to become a registered dietitian nutritionist by completing a dietetic internship offered by Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Healthcare Administration Honor Society Receives AUPHA Grant
Samford's graduate chapter of Upsilon Phi Delta, a national academic honor society for students in healthcare administration, was named a recipient of a 2020 Upsilon Phi Delta grant from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).
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Alumnus Pairs Pharmacy with Public Health to Address COVID-19
Jack Thomas earned both a Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health from Samford University in 2018. Today, he works as a postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy resident at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.
 
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Clinical Pharmacists Play Essential Roles in COVID-19 Units
Alison Lyons Thomas, '98 has worked as a clinical pharmacist on the same unit at Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cumming, Georgia for eight years. In March, her unit converted into a COVID med-surgery unit.
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Students Continue Service Project with Sowing Seeds of Hope during COVID-19
In a time when physical gatherings are not possible, undergraduate and graduate students are calling participants of a diabetes support group in Perry County, Alabama, to see how they are doing.
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Pharmacists Meeting the Needs of their Community
When B.J. Jones, a 2005 alumnus of Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy, heard of the food insecurity the pandemic was causing for many families in his community, he didn’t hesitate to step in and help. He partnered up with DeKalb County superintendent James Barnett to distribute meals to children in need.
 
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Sanders Named Distinguished Fellow of National Academies of Practice
The National Academies of Practice (NAP) recently inducted Nena F. Sanders, vice provost of Samford’s College of Health Sciences and dean of Ida Moffett School of Nursing, as a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Nursing.
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Prepare your immune system for COVID-19
The spread of COVID-19 has been rampant but the CDC states that the risk of becoming seriously ill from the virus that causes COVID-19 can be relatively low. Annette Hess, associate professor in Samford University’s Ida Moffett School of Nursing, says that there are basic ways to “boost” your immune system better preparing your body to handle respiratory infections and making the probability of a mild case - should you contract COVID-19 - higher.
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McWhorter School of Pharmacy Announces Award and Scholarship Recipients
Samford's McWhorter School of Pharmacy announced the recipients of two prestigious awards this week: the Cardinal Health Independent Pharmacy Scholarship and the Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award.
 
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Are You Properly Disinfecting Your Home Surfaces?
You are practicing social distancing, washing your hands and limiting your trips out of the house, but you just went to the grocery store and unloaded all of your groceries on to your counter. Is your kitchen now contaminated?
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Day in the Life: A Frontline Hero
Prior to COVID-19, Tonya Shanahan was serving on the Maude Whatley Health mobile unit providing health care to some of the state’s most vulnerable populations. COVID-19 has not only changed the way her practice looks, but it has limited access to health care for many vulnerable populations.
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Virtual Classroom Allows Professor to Continue Teaching While on Active Duty
Captain Wes Johnson, assistant professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, was recently deployed by the National Guard to help with the current COVID-19 crisis. In a typical deployment situation, Johnson would not have been able to continue teaching his courses. However, Samford’s transition to online learning allowed Johnson to continue teaching while away.
 
 
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