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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.
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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.
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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.
 
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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.
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Samford Students Travel Near and Far to Serve for Spring Break
Samford students share stories of spring break service and community engagement.
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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.
 
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Samford's Master of Social Work Offers Two Concentrations
In its mission to prepare graduates for lives of service as advanced social work practitioners, Samford University'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.
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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.
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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.
 
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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.
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School of Public Health Honors 2018 Cohort of Dietetic Interns
Samford University’s School of Public Health honored its 2018 cohort of dietetic interns with an awards ceremony and reception, Dec. 14, before winter commencement. The ceremony marks the end of this year-long, post-baccalaureate program, which fulfills the requirements from the Commission on Dietetic Registration to become eligible for the registered dietitian credentials.
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George Urges Graduates to Cherish the Values of a ‘Life Fit for Eternity’
Samford University awarded 264 degrees during its winter commencement Saturday, Dec. 15.
 
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Dietetic Intern Explores her Passion for Policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
For Carolyn Copenhaver, working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, was a dream opportunity that was made possible by Samford University’s dietetic internship.
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Samford’s Experiential Learning and Simulation Center Earns Provisional Accreditation
Samford University’s Experiential Learning and Simulation Center in the College of Health Sciences is on track to become the second fully accredited simulation center in Alabama after receiving provisional accreditation from the Society of Simulation in Healthcare this month.
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Carol Ratcliffe Joins Samford’s School of Public Health as Healthcare Administration Chair
Carol J. Ratcliffe will join Samford University’s School of Public Health as professor and chair of the school’s Department of Healthcare Administration at the start of the new year with a secondary appointment in Samford’s Ida Moffett School of Nursing. In this role, Ratcliffe will oversee the school’s undergraduate and graduate programs in healthcare administration
 
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Acute Care Simulation Builds Students’ Interprofessional Health Care Skills
College of Health Sciences held its annual Acute Care Simulation, a large-scale event designed to build students’ knowledge and skills to not only care for their patients but to also work together as an interprofessional health care team. Over the course of two days, roughly 250 students, representing programs in each of the college’s four schools, participated.
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Healthcare Administration: A Pathway to Medicine
Bret-Ashleigh Coleman, a junior from Pinson, Alabama, declared her major in healthcare administration because it offers her early exposure to the health care industry, creating a competitive advantage as she prepares to the take the MCAT and apply for medical school next year.
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Alumnus James Briscione Discusses the Science of Favor and his Latest Cookbook
James Briscione ’01 has worked in world-renown kitchens, taught at the nation’s leading culinary institute and even competed—and won—on the culinary competition show, Chopped. During Samford University’s homecoming weekend, he shared lessons from these experiences and more with nutrition and dietetics students.
 
 
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