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.
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.
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.
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.
Experiencing the Sights and Sounds
Social work faculty utilize virtual reality to teach disaster preparedness and response
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Online Social Work Students Engage and Learn through New Telepresence Robots
Online students in Samford University’s Master of Social Work will be among the first to use the School of Public Health’s new telepresence robots. Students will be able to remotely maneuver the robots to participate in simulation experiences taking place in Samford’s Experiential Learning and Simulation Center.
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.
Samford Healthcare Administration Alum Speaks to the Impact of Internships
Samford University alumnus Kevin Marion ‘19 speaks on how internships impacted his professional growth.
Samford’s College of Health Sciences Receives $1.3 Million Opioid Workforce Expansion Grant
Samford’s Ida Moffett School of Nursing and School of Public Health have received a three-year, $1.3 million grant that will soon expand its community-based experiential student training. The new funds allow psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and social work students to be trained on substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery services with a focus on opioid use disorder.
Registration Now Open for 2019 Healthcare Ethics and Law Conference
Registration is now open for Samford's annual Healthcare Ethics and Law Conference. Hosted by the College of Health Sciences’ Center for Faith and Health, this year’s conference will take place on Friday, Sept. 6 and discuss the topic, “Medical Marijuana: Its Benefits and Risks to Society.”