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Carol Ratcliffe Joins Samford’s School of Public Health as Healthcare Administration Chair
Carol J. Ratcliffe will join Samford University’s School of Public Health as professor and chair of the school’s Department of Healthcare Administration at the start of the new year with a secondary appointment in Samford’s Ida Moffett School of Nursing. In this role, Ratcliffe will oversee the school’s undergraduate and graduate programs in healthcare administration 
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Acute Care Simulation Builds Students’ Interprofessional Health Care Skills
College of Health Sciences held its annual Acute Care Simulation, a large-scale event designed to build students’ knowledge and skills to not only care for their patients but to also work together as an interprofessional health care team. Over the course of two days, roughly 250 students, representing programs in each of the college’s four schools, participated.  
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Healthcare Administration: A Pathway to Medicine
Bret-Ashleigh Coleman, a junior from Pinson, Alabama, declared her major in healthcare administration because it offers her early exposure to the health care industry, creating a competitive advantage as she prepares to the take the MCAT and apply for medical school next year. 
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Alumnus James Briscione Discusses the Science of Favor and his Latest Cookbook
James Briscione ’01 has worked in world-renown kitchens, taught at the nation’s leading culinary institute and even competed—and won—on the culinary competition show, Chopped. During Samford University’s homecoming weekend, he shared lessons from these experiences and more with nutrition and dietetics students.  
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Alumnus Introduces the First Telemedicine Kiosk within an Alabama Pharmacy
“As an owner of an independent pharmacy, my goal is to be a health care destination. We’re located in a rural community, but I want my patients to have all of the amenities and services that bigger cities have to offer. This is what drives me to offer new things,” said Cole Sandlin, a 2008 alumnus of Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy. 
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American College of Clinical Pharmacy Executive Director Discusses Professional Transformation
Samford University welcomed Michael S. Maddux, executive director of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy to speak as part of the McWhorter School of Pharmacy Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series. 
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Ida Moffett School of Nursing honors Alumni at Courage to Care Gala
Samford University’s Ida Moffett School of Nursing held its annual Courage to Care gala on Oct. 5. Distinguished alumni were honored for their exemplary service to the nursing profession and faithfulness to the maxims of the late Ida Vines Moffett, the school’s namesake.