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Samford Nutrition and Dietetics Students and Faculty Honored at ALDA Luncheon
Students and faculty in Samford's Department of Nutrition and Dietetics were honored at the annual Alabama Dietetics Association Awards Luncheon, receiving several awards recognizing individual and collective achievements.
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New Pharmacy Student Organization Addresses Mental Health
Doctor of Pharmacy student Ashley Treahy decided to establish a student chapter of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) at Samford for a simple reason: “I felt there was an interest and need that was not being filled.”
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In the Business of Helping People
Claire Dufresne '19 earned a degree in healthcare administration because she knew it would lead to a career that allowed her to be on the business side of helping people.
 
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Connecting a Passion for Nutrition with a Career in Medicine
An opportunity to shadow nutritionists at a hospital in Rwanda proved to be a transformational experience for Christa Bella Bizimana, a nutrition and dietetics major in Samford's School of Public Health.
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Samford’s Ida Moffett School of Nursing Dean and Health Care Pioneer Nena Sanders to Retire
Nena F. Sanders, Ralph W. Beeson dean and professor of Samford University’s Ida Moffett School of Nursing and founding vice provost of the College of Health Sciences, has announced she will retire at the end of the 2019-20 academic year.
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White Coat Ceremony Honors the 2020 Cohort of Dietetic Interns
Samford's School of Public Health recognized the 2020 cohort of dietetic interns during the school’s annual White Coat ceremony Jan. 7 at the College of Health Sciences.
 
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M.P.H. Alumna Leads Educational Initiatives for Health District Ordinance
Grace Okoro '18 works at the Jefferson County Department of Health as a tobacco control and prevention coordinator. With Birmingham's new smoke-free "health district" ordinance, she plays an important role in educating communities and businesses about what this new ordinance means for them.
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Nursing Undergraduates Receive Pin of Distinction
First commissioned by Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, the pinning tradition is a special rite of passage for nursing students.
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Samford’s College of Health Sciences Awards 99 Degrees
Samford University’s College of Health Sciences held its fall commencement ceremony Friday, Dec. 13, presenting bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees to 99 graduates from three of the college’s four schools.
 
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School of Public Health Honors Fifth Cohort of Dietetic Interns
Samford University’s School of Public Health honored its 2019 cohort of dietetic interns at its annual awards ceremony and reception, Dec. 12, before fall commencement.
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Davey Co-Authors First Edition Textbook on Public Health Management
Kim Davey, an associate professor and director of the school's undergraduate public health program, has co-authored her first textbook, Essentials of Managing Public Health Organizations, with James Johnson, a distinguished scholar and prolific author.
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Students Develop Communication and Collaboration Skills during Acute Care Simulation
With more than 25 patient cases and 200 students participating over two days, Samford University’s annual Acute Care Simulation takes experiential learning to a new level, challenging students to communicate, collaborate and think critically as an interprofessional health care team.
 
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A Calling to Public Health and Missions
Danielle Hickman, a junior public health major, knew that going to college would be an important step in her journey, and she was drawn to Samford University to study in the School of Public Health and participate in the university’s Global Missions Scholars program.
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Linda and Mike Godfrey Endow Scholarship for Nutrition and Dietetics Students
Linda Godfrey, an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, has taught at Samford University since 2005. Her passion for preparing the next generation of nutritionists and dietitians is evident in her work, and earlier this year, her commitment to her students went a step further. With her husband, Mike, the family established the Linda B. Godfrey Endowed Scholarship.
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More than 7,000 Vaccines Administered During Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience
In a one-week course, third-year Doctor of Pharmacy students in Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy administered 7,373 influenza vaccines to patients in the community. This total equates to, on average, 68 vaccines per student. 
 
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Ratcliffe Appointed by Governor to Statewide Health Coordinating Council
Carol Ratcliffe, professor and chair of the School of Public Health’s Department of Healthcare Administration at Samford University, has been appointed to the Alabama Statewide Health Coordinating Council (SHCC) by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. She will serve until 2022.
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Learning About, From and With Each Other
For more than a decade, Samford University has pursued excellence in interprofessional education. Today, with its four health-related schools under the College of Health Sciences, its commitment to collaboration has expanded to encompass interprofessional education, scholarship and practice.
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Practice and Team Ready
McWhorter School of Pharmacy works to transform its Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum to prepare the next generation of pharmacists to be practice and team ready.
 
 
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