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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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Social Work and Pharmacy Students Work Hand-in-hand in Tanzania
It can be easy to list the differences between a social worker and a pharmacist, but through a unique opportunity to travel to Tanzania this summer, students in Samford University’s School of Public Health and McWhorter School of Pharmacy were able to discover their two professions are more alike than they thought.
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College of Health Sciences hosts Samford Preceptor Development Summit
Samford University’s College of Health Sciences held a continuing education program specifically for health care professions who serve as preceptors or manage a clinical unit or department where students in the college’s four schools participate in clinical rotations.
 
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Public Health Student Interns with Coosa Riverkeeper
Senior public health major James Frost gained hands-on experience studying water quality with Coosa Riverkeeper.
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Samford Partners with Alacare for Annual Palliative Care Conference
Samford University’s Center for Faith and Health partnered with Alacare Home Health and Hospice to host the annual Palliative Care Conference, Sept 27, on Samford’s campus. 
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School of Public Health Hosts Inaugural Nutrition Symposium
Samford's School of Public Health held its inaugural Nutrition Symposium, Sept. 21, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of nutrition education at Samford.
 
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Samford Family Weekend Draws Parents From 30 States
Samford families from 30 states and multiple countries enjoyed a variety of campus activities during the annual Family Weekend Sept. 14-16. Several thousand family members, students, faculty and staff took part in the schedule that ranged from college classes for parents, to tailgating, football and a hymn sing.
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School of Public Health Earns Accreditation for Nutrition and Dietetics Programs
Samford University’s School of Public Health has received full accreditation for its Dietetic Internship program and continued accreditation for its undergraduate didactic program in dietetics from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.
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Samford Names Daniel Callahan of The Hastings Center its 2018 Pellegrino Medal Recipient
Samford University’s Center for Faith and Health and Healthcare Ethics and Law Institute are proud to announce Daniel Callahan, cofounder and president emeritus of The Hastings Center, as this year’s recipient of the Edmund Pellegrino Medal for Healthcare Ethics.
 
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Registration Open for 2018 Healthcare Ethics and Law Conference
Registration is now open for Samford’s Healthcare Ethics and Law Conference. This year’s conference will take place on Friday, Sept. 7 and discuss the topic, “The Ethics of Access to Health Care: Are We Doing Too Much or Too Little?”
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School of Public Health Professors Inducted as Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Fellows
Mim Gaines, assistant professor and director of Samford's dietetic internship program, and Donna Seibels, assistant professor and director of the didactic program in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, have been inducted as fellows in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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Samford Hosts AHIF Therapy Camp for Traumatic Brain Injury Patients and Caregivers
With the help of 57 graduate students in Samford University’s School of Health Professions and School of Public Health along with professionals in the community, patients and their caregivers were able to receive additional therapy and support.
 
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Samford’s Department of Healthcare Administration Named 2018 New Program of the Year
This honor comes two years after the School of Public Health established the department and its two degree programs: a Bachelor of Science in healthcare administration and an online Master of Healthcare Administration.
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Department of Social Work Announces Full Calendar of Continuing Education Programs
Samford University’s Department of Social Work in the School of Public Health has announced a full calendar of continuing education programs for the upcoming year.
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Samford Celebrates Historic Milestones During Spring Commencement
Samford University celebrated several historic milestones during spring commencement activities, including the largest graduating class in the university’s 176-year history.