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Ratcliffe Wins Macon Award, Martin Earns Marshall Award
Samford University presented two of its top awards to faculty during opening convocation for the spring term Jan. 21. Carol Ratcliffe, professor and chair of the Department of Healthcare Administration received the George Macon Memorial Award. Jane Martin, professor and senior associate dean of Ida Moffett School of Nursing, was presented the Jennings B. Marshall Award.
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White Coat Ceremony Honors the 2020 Cohort of Dietetic Interns
Samford's School of Public Health recognized the 2020 cohort of dietetic interns during the school’s annual White Coat ceremony Jan. 7 at the College of Health Sciences.
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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.
 
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M.P.H. Alumna Leads Educational Initiatives for Health District Ordinance
Grace Okoro '18 works at the Jefferson County Department of Health as a tobacco control and prevention coordinator. With Birmingham's new smoke-free "health district" ordinance, she plays an important role in educating communities and businesses about what this new ordinance means for them.
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Samford’s College of Health Sciences Awards 99 Degrees
Samford University’s College of Health Sciences held its fall commencement ceremony Friday, Dec. 13, presenting bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees to 99 graduates from three of the college’s four schools.
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School of Public Health Honors Fifth Cohort of Dietetic Interns
Samford University’s School of Public Health honored its 2019 cohort of dietetic interns at its annual awards ceremony and reception, Dec. 12, before fall commencement.
 
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Davey Co-Authors First Edition Textbook on Public Health Management
Kim Davey, an associate professor and director of the school's undergraduate public health program, has co-authored her first textbook, Essentials of Managing Public Health Organizations, with James Johnson, a distinguished scholar and prolific author.
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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.
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A Calling to Public Health and Missions
Danielle Hickman, a junior public health major, knew that going to college would be an important step in her journey, and she was drawn to Samford University to study in the School of Public Health and participate in the university’s Global Missions Scholars program.
 
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Linda and Mike Godfrey Endow Scholarship for Nutrition and Dietetics Students
Linda Godfrey, an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, has taught at Samford University since 2005. Her passion for preparing the next generation of nutritionists and dietitians is evident in her work, and earlier this year, her commitment to her students went a step further. With her husband, Mike, the family established the Linda B. Godfrey Endowed Scholarship.
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Ratcliffe Appointed by Governor to Statewide Health Coordinating Council
Carol Ratcliffe, professor and chair of the School of Public Health’s Department of Healthcare Administration at Samford University, has been appointed to the Alabama Statewide Health Coordinating Council (SHCC) by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. She will serve until 2022.
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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.
 
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Experiencing the Sights and Sounds
Social work faculty utilize virtual reality to teach disaster preparedness and response
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Witnessing the Transformational Gift of Life
Taylor Tucker, a junior public health major, witnessed the transformational impact of organ donation through a summer internship with Dialysis Clinic Incorporated and the New Mexico Donor Services.
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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.
 
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Working in the Field
The School of Public Health places a strong emphasis on internships, empowering students to combine what they learn in the classroom with the knowledge they gain in the field.
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Our Latest Degree Programs
The College of Health Sciences is meeting the demands of today’s growing health care workforce by preparing competent and compassionate individuals who are answering their calling to care.
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Can Your DNA Determine Your Diet?
An undergraduate nutrition course explores the idea of designing a diet based on a genotype and the hurdles that hold it back from becoming a reality.
 
 
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