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2024 HEAL Conference Examines Gun Violence from a Public Health Perspective
Gun violence is a leading cause of premature death in the United States. This year's Healthcare Ethics and Law (HEAL) Institute conference, Gun Violence and Health Care: A Public Health Issue? explored the challenges around preventing firearm injury and death.
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Samford PA Student Initiates Inclusive Health Care Technology in the Classroom
A physician assistant studies student has spearheaded a groundbreaking advancement in health care education at Samford University by adopting a stethoscope that connects to her cochlear implant via Bluetooth.
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Samford University Provost Distinguished Lecture Returns March 14
Samford University's Office of the Provost Distinguished Lecture series returns on Thursday, March 14, in partnership with Howard College of Arts and Sciences Department of Biblical and Religious Studies. Nijay K. Gupta, PhD, a professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary, will be the guest speaker.
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Rounding Out a Century of Success
As Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy approaches its centennial year in 2027, the school continues to dispense success. From new records in residency matches to faculty research to national-level appointments, 2022-23 is a shining example of Samford Pharmacy’s abundant accomplishments—a reputation 100 years in the making.
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Experiential Learning and Simulation Center in Samford University’s College of Health Sciences Receives Accreditation
The Experiential Learning and Simulation Center in Samford University’s College of Health Sciences is now one of the four accredited academic health care centers in Alabama and one of only 300 accredited centers in the world.
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A Prescription for Miracles: Samford Pharmacy Alum Develops Cataract Drug, Treats Those in Need
Randy Davis has a vision—to help others restore theirs. Davis, a 1988 graduate of McWhorter School of Pharmacy, is the founder and owner of Designer Drugs in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he developed a groundbreaking treatment for cataracts.
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Carol Ratcliffe Named ‘60 for 60’ Honoree by University of Alabama Black Alumni Association
Carol Ratcliffe, professor and chair of Samford University’s Department of Healthcare Administration and Analytics, was selected as a 60 for 60 honoree in recognition of the 60th year of integration at the University of Alabama.
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Degree of Success: Samford Public Health Alumna Goes Global with Dr.P.H.
 When she enrolled in Samford University’s School of Public Health, Liza Pugh Nicholson had business to attend to. As founder and CEO of Avail Management Services, a Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based health care management company, Nicholson, Dr.P.H. ’22, had already established herself as a leader in her field.
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Samford University Welcomes Prisca Collins as New Chair of Department of Physical Therapy
Samford University’s School of Health Professions has announced that Prisca Collins, Ph.D., PT, will step into the role of Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy.
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Samford Alumni and Students Participate in Leadership Institute's Youth Leadership School in Washington, D.C.
Samford University alumni Mei Lin Dye '23, Andrew Mintz '23 and Timmy Cleveland '23, and current student Noah Letcher attended the prestigious Leadership Institute's Youth Leadership School in Washington, D.C., July 1-3.
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Samford Pharmacy Alum Donates $2.5M Toward Student Scholarships
An alumnus from Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy is administering a generous dose of philanthropy. Francois Coutu ’81 recently agreed to donate $2.5 million toward student scholarships—the third-largest gift in Samford Pharmacy’s history.
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Samford Pharmacy Sets New Record for Residency Matches
With 63 graduates matching with a residency accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Samford Pharmacy has established a new school record.
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Samford’s School of Public Health Honors Nutrition and Dietetics Students  
Samford’s School of Public Health honored more than 45 nutrition and dietetics students at a special ceremony in March. 
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Professors Awarded Lilly Faculty Fellowship to Advance Faith and Learning at Samford
Geography and Sociology Professor Chuck Stokes and College of Health Sciences Professor Rachel Hagues were awarded the Lilly Faculty Fellowship to enhance faith and learning on campus.
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CHS Graduates Encouraged to Write Their Own Stories, Focus on the 'Long Game'
From April 28-29, Samford University’s College of Health Sciences—home to the School of Health Professions, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Moffett and Sanders School of Nursing and School of Public Health—honored 597 graduates, each with their own “Samford story.”
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Samford Pharmacy Alum, Former Professor and Chair Michael Hogue Named APhA CEO
Michael Hogue, Pharm.D. '96, former professor and chair of McWhorter School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacy Practice, was officially named chief executive officer and executive vice president of the American Pharmacists Association on April 27.
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Samford Pharmacy, Public Health Students Take Top Graduate Honors in Student Research Colloquia
Samford University’s Student Research Colloquia saw a healthy turnout—in more ways than one. Out of 156 participating students and 95 poster presentations, two students from the College of Health Sciences took top honors in the colloquia’s graduate level.
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Samford Colloquia Event Celebrates Student Research
The second annual Samford Student Research Colloquia, held April 21, saw undergraduate and graduate students from various disciplines across campus gather to present their scholarship and research in a public forum.
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