State of the School Address Asks: What’s the Score?
Michael Crouch, dean of Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy, spoke to the accomplishments of the past year and shared a vision for the year to come at the school's annual State of the School Address, Jan. 10.
97 Percent of May 2019 Samford Graduates Employed or in Graduate School
Samford University graduates continue to enter the workforce quickly and successfully. Six months after graduation, 97 percent of May 2019 graduates reported being either employed or continuing their education in graduate school.
Students Develop Communication and Collaboration Skills during Acute Care Simulation
With more than 25 patient cases and 200 students participating over two days, Samford University’s annual Acute Care Simulation takes experiential learning to a new level, challenging students to communicate, collaborate and think critically as an interprofessional health care team.
More than 7,000 Vaccines Administered During Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience
In a one-week course, third-year Doctor of Pharmacy students in Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy administered 7,373 influenza vaccines to patients in the community. This total equates to, on average, 68 vaccines per student.
Learning About, From and With Each Other
For more than a decade, Samford University has pursued excellence in interprofessional education. Today, with its four health-related schools under the College of Health Sciences, its commitment to collaboration has expanded to encompass interprofessional education, scholarship and practice.
Practice and Team Ready
McWhorter School of Pharmacy works to transform its Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum to prepare the next generation of pharmacists to be practice and team ready.
A Mix of Hard Work and Luck
For nearly 22 years, McWhorter School of Pharmacy alumnus Lee Harrison ’75 has served as president of NaphCare, an organization that partners with correctional facilities across the country to provide health care services for their inmate populations.
Pushing Health Care Simulation Closer to Reality
The ingenuity of faculty in Samford’s Experiential Learning and Simulation Center extends the limits of realism to improve simulation experiences for students.
Advancing Alzheimer’s Research Through the Lifespan of a Fruit Fly
McWhorter School of Pharmacy faculty Patty Jumbo-Lucioni uses fruit fly models to study the body’s renin-angiotensin system (RAS) and the anti-hypertension drugs that actively silence the RAS.
Annual McWhorter Scholarship Has Helped More than 200
Growing up in the country of Jordan, almost 7,000 miles away from Samford, a young girl dreamed of making a difference. Sally Falahat understood the importance of a health care system that offered adequate sources of healing for its patients.
A Tale of Pharmacy in Two Cities
Study abroad electives in McWhorter School of Pharmacy expose students to the field of pharmacy in two European cities.
McWhorter School of Pharmacy’s White Coat Ceremony Honors First-Year Students
McWhorter School of Pharmacy honored its class of 2023 at its annual white coat ceremony. The ceremony welcomed the school’s first-year Doctor of Pharmacy students to the profession of pharmacy, and it represents the first of many steps along the way to becoming a licensed pharmacist.
McWhorter School of Pharmacy’s Annual School Picnic
Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy hosted its annual school picnic, September 20, at Oak Mountain State Park. Students, faculty and staff, as well as their canine friends, were invited for a morning of fun, followed by a barbecue lunch sponsored by CVS Pharmacy and McKesson.
Pharmacy Professor Jennifer Beall Earns Certification in Health Care Simulation Education
Jennifer Beall serves as McWhorter School of Pharmacy's simulation coordinator, and in her role, she works alongside the center’s faculty to plan, implement and evaluate the simulation experience for students. Knowing the important role simulation will serve in the coming years, Beall earned her Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) certification.
HEAL Conference Convenes National Thought Leaders to Discuss Medical Marijuana
For the past 20 years, Samford University’s Healthcare Ethics and Law Conference has invited students and medical professionals to campus for a vibrant discussion on some of the most pressing health care ethics and law issues facing society today. This year, the conference's topic was the benefits and risks associated with medical marijuana.
Tour Samford’s Experiential Learning and Simulation Center in Celebration of Health Care Simulation Week
Samford University’s Experiential Learning and Simulation Center celebrated Health Care Simulation Week, Sept. 16-20, in partnership with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
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.
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.