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Health Sciences Commencement Marks an Important Milestone in Graduates' Pursuit of Calling
Samford University’s College of Health Sciences awarded 316 bachelor’s degrees on Friday, May 10, to graduates of the undergraduate programs in its 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' 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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Pharmacy Student’s Schweitzer Fellowship will Focus on Community Health
Domecia Brown, a second-year student in Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy has been named to the 2019-20 class of the Alabama Schweitzer Fellows, a chapter of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.
 
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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 Pharmacy Sets School Record with Postgraduate Year One Pharmacy Residency Match
Establishing a new school record, 40 fourth-year students in Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy matched with an ASHP-accredited postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency. In doing so, the school achieved a 66 percent match rate, which is above the national average. Additionally, previous graduates of the program secured 10 postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residencies.
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Professional Pinning Honors Third-year McWhorter School of Pharmacy Students
Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy honored its third-year Doctor of Pharmacy students at its annual professional pinning ceremony, April 5.
 
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E-Cigarettes are Confusing, Let McWhorter School of Pharmacy Explain
The news surrounding electronic cigarettes can seem conflicting. The benefits you hear about are true. E-cigarette users are not consuming the same tar and toxic gases produced by traditional cigarettes, and some studies have shown they have helped smokers quit. But while these devices are marketed to current smokers as an alternative for cigarettes, it is the generation of new users—our teens and adolescents—that has spurred the rise of what many are calling a public health emergency.
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Pharmacy Students Place Second in National Clinical Skills Competition
Will Hammonds and Brandon Powell, fourth-year pharmacy students, put their clinical skills to the test when they competed in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ (ASHP) national Clinical Skills Competition in Anaheim, California.
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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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Pharmacy Alumnus Rob Colburn Joins Alabama Board of Pharmacy
Rob Colburn, an ’84 alumnus of Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy, recently began his five-year appointment on the Alabama Board of Pharmacy, the regulatory body that oversees all licensed pharmacists in the state of Alabama.
 
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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’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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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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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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Pharmacy Students Administer Approximately 5,000 Vaccines During Pharmacy Practice Experience
Committed to empowering students with confidence, compassion and knowledge, Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy provides opportunities for students to practice their knowledge and skills in a real-world setting through introductory pharmacy practice experience (IPPE) courses.
 
 
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