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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.
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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.
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College of Health Sciences Utilizes Virtual Simulation to Facilitate Interprofessional Practice
Last fall, Samford’s Ida Moffett School of Nursing and School of Public Health received a three-year, $1.3 million Opioid Workforce Expansion Program grant designed to expand its community-based experiential student training for students preparing to become behavioral health professionals. Due to the recent online transition in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, students recently completed the Opioid Workforce Expansion Program’s first interprofessional virtual simulation.
 
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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.
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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).
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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.
 
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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.
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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.
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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.
 
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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.
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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.
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Connecting a Passion for Nutrition with a Career in Medicine
An opportunity to shadow nutritionists at a hospital in Rwanda proved to be a transformational experience for Christa Bella Bizimana, a nutrition and dietetics major in Samford's School of Public Health.
 
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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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