Monday Mission, 6/28/10
Judge Karon Bowdre, a Samford trustee, sent this story to me last week:
"On Saturday, June 12, the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, in conjunction with United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham, hosted its first mobile health clinic for people with disabilities. The participants at the Moody Miracle League ball field received free screenings and referrals in the big white mobile clinic with the school's name and logo prominently displayed on its side. Dr. Anne Schmidt, medical director of UCP, met immediate primary health care needs of the participants. In addition, nursing students and faculty provided education about nutrition, exercise and sun protection. Dr. Gary Edwards, executive director of UCP, shared with me today his enthusiasm for this partnership between UCP and the Nursing School. I share Dr. Edwards' enthusiasm for this partnership and hope that opportunities will continue to grow for UCP and Samford to work together to help people with disabilities live life without limits."
The world is better because of the outreach of the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing.
ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.