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Samford Wellness Kitchen Offers Teens Hands-On Cooking Experience
Hosted by the School of Public Health’s Samford Wellness Kitchen, 16 students attended the Summer Cooking Camp for Teens. Over the five days of camp, attendees received a crash course in basic cooking, knife skills, portion control, the science of nutrients and how to shop for locally grown foods that are in-season. 
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Dietetic Intern Experiences Community Nutrition at Mother’s Milk Bank of Alabama
Sara Farmer, a current dietetic intern, completed her community nutrition rotation with the Jefferson County Department of Health and the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama earlier this year, and her experience was made richer with the opportunity to work at the Mother’s Milk Bank of Alabama, the only human milk bank in the state.
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College of Health Sciences' Spring Commencement Awards 319 Graduate Degrees
Samford University’s College of Health Sciences held its spring commencement ceremony for its graduate programs May 3, presenting master’s and doctoral degrees to 319 graduates from the college’s four schools: School of Health Professions, Ida Moffett School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy and School of Public Health.
 
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College of Health Sciences Hosts Health Educators for Symposium Exploring Diversity and Disparity in Health Care
Health care has long been considered problematic as a highly homogenous industry serving an increasingly diverse population. Samford health educators gathered to explore their roles in preparing future health care providers who can better serve patients with consideration to gender, race, socioeconomic status and beyond at a symposium on diversity and disparity in health care.
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Samford's Master of Social Work Offers Two Concentrations
In its mission to prepare graduates for lives of service as advanced social work practitioners, Samford University's Master of Social Work program in the School of Public Health offers students the choice of two concentrations: advanced clinical social work or community practice and social engagement.
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Woodrow Wilson Fellow Kevin Powers Shares his Perspective on the Opioid Crisis
Samford University’s College of Health Sciences welcomed Kevin J. Powers, an attorney with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), to discuss his perspective on the opioid crisis, the DEA’s involvement and how the future of federal narcotic laws may be influential.
 
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State of the School Address Reveals Plans for Curriculum Transformation
At McWhorter School of Pharmacy’s annual State of the School address, Dean Michael Crouch reveals the school’s ongoing work to establish a new Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum, citing a need to evolve alongside the ever-changing health care environment.
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New Pharmacy Student Organization Focuses on Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy ensures graduates’ lasting success by providing the opportunity for students to combine the clinical skills they gain in the classroom with the intangible skills they develop through their involvement in the school’s dynamic student life, which includes 12 active student organizations. 
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George Urges Graduates to Cherish the Values of a ‘Life Fit for Eternity’
Samford University awarded 264 degrees during its winter commencement Saturday, Dec. 15.
 
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Dietetic Intern Explores her Passion for Policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
For Carolyn Copenhaver, working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, was a dream opportunity that was made possible by Samford University’s dietetic internship.
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama CEO Encourages Pharmacy Students to Take Advantage of Every Opportunity
Speaking to an audience of students in McWhorter School of Pharmacy’s student chapter of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, Tim Vines, chair of Samford University’s Board of Trustees and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, discussed factors that influence the overall cost of health care and how managed care pharmacists can play vital roles in potential solutions.
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Samford Honored with School of Nursing Faculty and Alumni for Volunteerism at Easterseals Clinic in Pell City
The Easterseals of Birmingham Area hosted their annual awards luncheon on Nov. 14 where Samford University, faculty, and alumni of Ida Moffett School of Nursing were honored for their contributions to the Easterseals Community Health Clinic in Pell City, Alabama.
 
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Graduate Student Nicole Klaubert Named Inaugural Recipient of Dr. Margaret L. Johnson Endowed Scholarship
Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology student Nicole Klaubert was named the inaugural recipient of the Dr. Margaret L. Johnson endowed scholarship. Klaubert is a 2018 graduate from Samford University and is now in her first year of graduate school in Samford’s School of Health Professions.
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Samford’s Experiential Learning and Simulation Center Earns Provisional Accreditation
Samford University’s Experiential Learning and Simulation Center in the College of Health Sciences is on track to become the second fully accredited simulation center in Alabama after receiving provisional accreditation from the Society of Simulation in Healthcare this month.
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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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