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Samford Ranked Third in the Nation for Student Engagement by Wall Street Journal
Samford University students are among the nation’s most engaged according to new rankings published by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. The university ranked #3 nationally in student engagement, climbing nine spots since last year’s ranking.
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Samford Names Scott Gottlieb and Farr Curlin its 2019 Pellegrino Award Recipients
Samford University’s Healthcare Ethics and Law Institute is proud to announce the 2019 recipients of its Edmund Pellegrino Award for Healthcare Ethics: Scott Gottlieb, M.D. and Farr Curlin, M.D. Both men will be honored during a luncheon at the Healthcare Ethics and Law Conference, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, on Friday, Sept. 6.
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Samford’s Masters of Speech Language Pathology Receives Accreditation
Samford University’s School of Health Professions has received full accreditation for its masters of speech language pathology program from the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The program received full accreditation for five years, which is the maximum amount.
 
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School of Health Professions Welcomes Inaugural Physician Assistant Studies Cohort
Prior to the first day of class on Aug. 26, the School of Health Professions inaugural physician assistant studies cohort convened to learn more about Samford, the School of Health Professions, their program and each other.
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Doctor of Physical Therapy Students Honored at Commissioning Ceremony
Samford University School of Health Professions honored 30 Department of Physical Therapy students at its annual commissioning ceremony, transitioning students from classroom learning to clinical rotations.
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Registration Now Open for 2019 Healthcare Ethics and Law Conference
Registration is now open for Samford's annual Healthcare Ethics and Law Conference. Hosted by the College of Health Sciences’ Center for Faith and Health, this year’s conference will take place on Friday, Sept. 6 and discuss the topic, “Medical Marijuana: Its Benefits and Risks to Society.”
 
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Samford Wellness Kitchen: Inviting the Community into the Kitchen
Pat Terry, professor in Samford's School of Public Health, was inspired to launch the Samford Wellness Kitchen to promote the importance of healthy eating, physical activity and rest in our overall health. “God intended for us to eat real food,” she said.
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Endowing His Legacy: The Gary Bumgarner Legacy Scholarship
Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy celebrates the endowment of the Dr. Gary Bumgarner Legacy Scholarship.
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Samford’s School of Public Health Announces New Doctoral Degree in Public Health
Samford University’s School of Public Health is now accepting applications for its latest degree, a Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.) This doctoral program is designed for individuals who are called to serve as the next generation of leaders in the public health workforce.
 
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Samford’s Ida Moffett School of Nursing Receives $3.5 Million Nurse Practitioner Residency Grant
Samford University’s Ida Moffett School of Nursing will receive $3.5 million over a four-year period to place nurse practitioner graduates in rural, underserved areas for primary care residency.
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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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Communication Sciences and Disorders Student Organization Recognized with Honors
The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) recently honored Samford University’s chapter (SUNSSLHA) with a bronze honors ranking for the 2018-2019 school year. The student organization was the only one in Alabama to receive honors.
 
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McWhorter School of Pharmacy Celebrates Passage of Collaborative Practice Law
This week, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed House Bill 35 (H.B. 35) into law, authorizing a pharmacist licensed by the Board of Pharmacy and a physician licensed by the State Board of Medical Examiners to enter into a collaborative practice agreement.
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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
Samford'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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