Latest Research

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McFarlin Presents on Latest Article, "A Copyright Restored"
Professor Tim McFarlin presented his latest article “A Copyright Restored: Mark Twain, Mary Ann Cord, and How to Right a Longstanding Wrong” at the Intellectual Property Mosaic Conference and Texas A&M Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable. 
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White Article “Pushing Back Darkness in the Beautiful Game” Published by The Gospel Coalition
Darin White, executive director of Samford’s Center for Sports Analytics, has had a new editorial piece published by The Gospel Coalition. The article, Pushing Back Darkness in the Beautiful Game explains the dark side of professional soccer and highlights innovative strategies that are being used bring about meaningful change.
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Samford Pharmacy Faculty Research Targets Alzheimer’s, Cystic Fibrosis
McWhorter School of Pharmacy faculty members Patricia Jumbo-Lucioni and X. Robert Wang are conducting involves groundbreaking research into the treatment of major diseases that could affect millions of lives across the globe.
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Diké-Minor Finds Flaw in U.S. Health Care Fraud Statutes
A former assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, Chinelo Diké-Minor served as the office’s criminal division’s health care fraud coordinator. Today, she is researching the legislative histories of kickback laws in the United States and argues that the current criminal kickback statutes are not enough to deter health care fraudsters.
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Ross Responds to Question "Should the US Supreme Court Have an Ethics Code?"
JURIST has published a new commentary by William G. Ross, Cumberland School of Law's Albert P. Brewer professor of law and ethics, in which he addresses the question "Should the US Supreme Court Have an Ethics Code?".
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Cross-Disciplinary Research by Samford Faculty Highlights the Careers of Retail Innovators Sol Price and Sam Walton
Professors Art Carden and Reggie Harris partnered to write “The Vital Two: Retail Innovation by Sol Price and Sam Walton” which was published by Essays in Economic and Business History in November 2022.
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Thornton Paper Published in Top International Business Journal
Jeremy Thornton, associate dean and professor of economics in Brock School of Business, has had new research published by the Academy of Management Review--the #3 journal in the management category and the #4 journal in the business category of all scientific journals worldwide. 
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Peters Receives Best in Track Recognition During Society for Marketing Advances Annual Conference
Peters' paper received "Best in Track" recognition during the Society for Marketing Advances Annual conference, Nov. 2-5, 2022.  
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Carden Paper Included in New Book that Pays Tribute to American Economist John E. Murray
Art Carden, professor of economics, has had a paper published in Springer Publishing’s new book, Standard of Living: Essays on Economics, History, and Religion in Honor of John E. Murray, as part of their “Studies in Economic History” series.
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New Buchanan Paper Accepted for Publication by Labour Economics
A new paper by Joy Buchanan, assistant professor of quantitative analysis and economics, “Willingness to be Paid: Who Trains for Tech Jobs?,” has been accepted for publication by Labour Economics.
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Smolin Publishes New Articles Based on Children’s Legal Issues and Rights  
David M. Smolin, the Harwell G. Davis Professor of Constitutional Law and director of Cumberland School of Law's Center for Children, Law and Ethics, is a sought-after expert on international children's issues (adoption, children's rights, child labor, child trafficking), and family and juvenile law, among others. New research by Professor Smolin has recently been selected for publication. 
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Diké-Minor Presents Draft Article About Anti-Kickback Laws at National Health Law Scholars Conference
Chinelo Diké-Minor, assistant professor of law, presented her work-in-progress, “An Incoherent Truth: Kickback Laws in the United States,” at the Health Law Scholars Workshop, Sept. 29-Oct.1, 2022.
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McFarlin Article "A Copyright Restored" To Be Published By the Wisconsin Law Review
Associate Professor of Law Tim McFarlin’s latest article, “A Copyright Restored: Mark Twain, Mary Ann Cord, and How to Right a Longstanding Wrong,” has been accepted for publication by the Wisconsin Law Review. 
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Samford Students Win First and Third Place in National Undergraduate Research Competition
The Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE) hosted its 11th Annual Undergraduate Research Competition during their conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2-5, 2022. Two Samford University students, Catherine Buchanan and Sydney Rennich, won first and third place, respectively.
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Samford Launches Research Advisory Collaborative to Showcase Faculty, Student Scholarship and Research
The goal of the collaborative is to highlight the research taking place on campus and encourage future research for students and faculty.
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Johnson Earns CIRES Fellowship
Chemistry professor Corey Johnson has earned a fall, 2022, sabbatical fellowship from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES,) a partnership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Colorado in Boulder.
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Hughes Serves as Author for National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support
P.J. Hughes, professor and assistant provost for faculty success, had the opportunity to serve as an author of the 2022 National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES), a document that sets national standards for diabetes education for patients who are newly diagnosed or face diabetes-related complications.
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Female Student Entrepreneurs Excel in Business Pitch Competitions Showcasing their Platforms to Empower Women
Samford student entrepreneurs Kylie Pitt and Haley Batson recently competed in business pitch competitions to help further their business goals. In addition to the opportunity to win cash prizes and have unparalleled networking opportunities with successful entrepreneurs, both students had the chance to spotlight their platforms, which aim to empower women, on large stages.