Posted by Tully Taylor on 2011-07-11

Eva Hardy, assistant professor of nursing in Samford University’s Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, will participate in the 2011-12 class of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Geriatric Education Center’s Faculty Scholars Program.

            Through various activities, the Geriatric Education Center (GEC) promotes a higher quality of life for older adults. GEC is a branch of the Center for Aging at UAB.

             Throughout the Faculty Scholars Program, Hardy will participate in training and retraining programs with themes focused on geriatrics. The program’s focal points will be enhancing care in advanced illness, frailty, care coordination, symptom management and medication management.

            Hardy has been a Samford nursing faculty member since 2008.  This year’s Faculty Scholars Program includes faculty from nine universities in the fields of nursing, medicine, dentistry, optometry, social work, physical therapy, psychology and physiology/biophysics.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.