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.”
Samford Wellness Kitchen: Inviting the Community into the Kitchen
Pat Terry, professor in Samford's School of Public Health, was inspired to launch the Samford Wellness Kitchen to promote the importance of healthy eating, physical activity and rest in our overall health. “God intended for us to eat real food,” she said.
Samford’s School of Public Health Announces New Doctoral Degree in Public Health
Samford University’s School of Public Health is now accepting applications for its latest degree, a Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.) This doctoral program is designed for individuals who are called to serve as the next generation of leaders in the public health workforce.
Samford Wellness Kitchen Offers Teens Hands-On Cooking Experience
Hosted by the School of Public Health’s Samford Wellness Kitchen, 16 students attended the Summer Cooking Camp for Teens. Over the five days of camp, attendees received a crash course in basic cooking, knife skills, portion control, the science of nutrients and how to shop for locally grown foods that are in-season.
Health Sciences Commencement Marks an Important Milestone in Graduates' Pursuit of Calling
Samford University’s College of Health Sciences awarded 316 bachelor’s degrees on Friday, May 10, to graduates of the undergraduate programs in its four schools: School of Health Professions, Ida Moffett School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy and School of Public Health.
Dietetic Intern Experiences Community Nutrition at Mother’s Milk Bank of Alabama
Sara Farmer, a current dietetic intern, completed her community nutrition rotation with the Jefferson County Department of Health and the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama earlier this year, and her experience was made richer with the opportunity to work at the Mother’s Milk Bank of Alabama, the only human milk bank in the state.
College of Health Sciences' Spring Commencement Awards 319 Graduate Degrees
Samford University’s College of Health Sciences held its spring commencement ceremony for its graduate programs May 3, presenting master’s and doctoral degrees to 319 graduates from the college’s four schools: School of Health Professions, Ida Moffett School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy and School of Public Health.
Samford Students Compete in 2019 Statewide Global Health Case Competition
Two interdisciplinary teams of Samford University students participated in the 2019 Statewide Global Health Case Competition. With only a week to prepare a formal presentation in response to an assigned case study, these students worked together with peers from a variety of different majors to find solutions to public health issues within a specific global community.
Samford Students Travel Near and Far to Serve for Spring Break
Samford students share stories of spring break service and community engagement.
Samford Nutrition and Dietetics Students Honored, Faculty Named Outstanding Educators
Faculty, students and alumni in Samford University’s Department of Nutrition and Dietetics received numerous honors at the 2019 Alabama Dietetic Association awards luncheon earlier this month. Among these awards, two faculty members received the highest honors.
Samford's Master of Social Work Offers Two Concentrations
Samford's Master of Social Work program in the School of Public Health offers students the choice of two concentrations: advanced clinical social work or community practice and social engagement.
The Ketogenic Diet: School of Public Health Weighs the Short-term and Long-term Effects
Despite its recent popularity, the ketogenic diet has been in existence for more than 100 years. Yet recently, more and more consumers have adopted the diet in hopes of losing weight. Professors from the School of Public Health shared their take on the potential short-term and long-term effects of going keto.
Woodrow Wilson Fellow Kevin Powers Shares his Perspective on the Opioid Crisis
Samford University’s College of Health Sciences welcomed Kevin J. Powers, an attorney with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), to discuss his perspective on the opioid crisis, the DEA’s involvement and how the future of federal narcotic laws may be influential.
Preventing the Flu: Tips from the School of Public Health
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the majority of the United States is experiencing widespread influenza, including Alabama.