Public Health Faculty Adapt and Offer New Experiences for Students During COVID-19
As undergraduate students returned for a new academic year this fall, faculty in Samford's School of Public Heath proved to go above and beyond in their work to engage students—through in-person, hybrid and online classes—adapting and expanding the educational experiences they offer, despite the obstacles created by COVID-19.
Social Work Professor Explores the Effects of Social Distancing on Human Behavior
Christson Adedoyin, a professor in Samford's School of Public Health, is serving as the lead editor for a special issue on the effects on social distancing and human behavior for the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.
School of Public Health Honors 57 Graduates through Virtual Commencement Ceremony
Samford University’s School of Public Health honored 57 graduates at its virtual commencement ceremony, August 15. Of these graduates, 22 earned a Bachelor of Science and 35 received their master’s degree. The commencement speakers both shared personal stories from their time at Samford, expressing how the unpredictable nature of life can reveal blessings you didn’t expect.
Master of Social Work Graduate Earns Degree to Be an Advocate for Children
Sesaria Calderon ’20 has a passion for serving children. After earning her Master of Social Work from Samford's School of Public Health, she now works as a therapist at Blount County Children’s Center, a child advocacy center in central Alabama.
Public Health Graduate Demonstrates Commitment to Public Service with AmeriCorps VISTA
Katie Brabham '20 comes from a large military family, so when she graduated from Samford's School of Public Health with a degree in public health, she knew she wanted to pursue a career of public service. Today, she works as a member of AmeriCorps VISTA.
Student & Faculty Collaborate on Diabetes Research
Research is an important component of Samford's nutrition and dietetics major, and while students often engage in their own projects, they also have the opportunity to support the ongoing research conducted by faculty, as is the story with professor Suresh Mathews and alumnus Callie Nickels '18.
Samford Launches Joint Master’s Degree with Business and Healthcare Administration
In coordination with its School of Public Health and Brock School of Business, Samford University now offers a joint Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program that can be completed fully online.
Samford’s College of Health Sciences Offers Encouragement to Students Graduating into COVID-19
While its spring commencement ceremonies have been postponed, Samford University’s College of Health Science still conferred 273 master’s and doctoral degrees on Friday, May 1, to graduates of its four schools: School of Health Professions, Ida Moffett School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy and School of Public Health.
Patricia Terry: A Winning Recipe
One highlight of nutrition and dietetics professor Patricia Terry's career at Samford has been seeing the level of research undergraduate students are doing.
College of Health Sciences Utilizes Virtual Simulation to Facilitate Interprofessional Practice
Samford’s Ida Moffett School of Nursing and School of Public Health complete their Opioid Workforce Expansion Program’s first interprofessional virtual simulation.
Nutrition and Dietetics Senior Matches with Dietetic Internship at Mass General
Following graduation, Rebecca Thompson, a nutrition and dietetics major, will continue her training to become a registered dietitian nutritionist by completing a dietetic internship offered by Massachusetts General Hospital.
Healthcare Administration Honor Society Receives AUPHA Grant
Samford's graduate chapter of Upsilon Phi Delta, a national academic honor society for students in healthcare administration, was named a recipient of a 2020 Upsilon Phi Delta grant from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).
Alumnus Pairs Pharmacy with Public Health to Address COVID-19
Jack Thomas earned both a Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health from Samford University in 2018. Today, he works as a postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy resident at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Students Continue Service Project with Sowing Seeds of Hope during COVID-19
In a time when physical gatherings are not possible, undergraduate and graduate students are calling participants of a diabetes support group in Perry County, Alabama, to see how they are doing.
Coronavirus: Social Work Faculty Emphasizes the Importance of Preparedness
Lisa Baker, professor and chair of Samford's Department of Social Work, shares how general principles of emergency preparedness can be applicable to disease outbreak, including the current coronavirus pandemic, by following three basic steps: Be aware. Make a plan, and assemble a kit.
Samford Nutrition and Dietetics Students and Faculty Honored at ALDA Luncheon
Students and faculty in Samford's Department of Nutrition and Dietetics were honored at the annual Alabama Dietetic Association Awards Luncheon, receiving several awards recognizing individual and collective achievements.
Coronavirus: Public Health Faculty Explains its Scope and Severity
While the World Health Organization has declared the 2019 novel coronavirus a “public health emergency of international concern,” Rachel Casiday, an associate professor in Samford University’s School of Public Health, says it’s important to note that the risk to residents of the United States is still considered low.
In the Business of Helping People
Claire Dufresne '19 earned a degree in healthcare administration because she knew it would lead to a career that allowed her to be on the business side of helping people.