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Auburn University’s TigerFit program offers health screenings for campus and local community

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s TigerFit program is offering health and fitness screenings for the Auburn-Opelika community.

The program is housed in the Auburn University School of Kinesiology’s new building located at 301 Wire Road on the Auburn campus. Appointments for the assessments are available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m., 8 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. from now through the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Verizon Foundation grant helps Auburn students give health screenings in rural schools

AUBURN – Through a grant from Verizon, researchers in Auburn’s College of Engineering are teaming up with the School of Nursing to bolster Kid Check, a program that provides health screenings to children in Alabama’s rural communities.

Representatives from the Verizon Foundation will present a check for $23,000 to the deans of Auburn University’s College of Engineering and School of Nursing on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 9:30 a.m. at Loachapoka High School. Students and faculty from both colleges, as well as from former Sen. Gerald Dial’s office of the Alabama Rural Action Commission, will be on hand for the event.

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Auburn pharmacy school helps design high-tech home health pharmacy

AUBURN –  A new Auburn University-designed, high-tech pharmacy in Meridian, Miss., is the first of its kind and is a model facility that could be built in communities across the United States.

Auburn pharmacy professors Kenneth Barker and Betsy Flynn led a multidisciplinary team in designing the recently opened facility for Vital Care Inc., which will help pharmacists offer complex medications for in-home use, ones that are normally administered only in hospitals.

The two-story, 16,000-square-foot building is used for preparing, dispensing and administering the medications, while, at the same time, serving as a demonstration and teaching model for potential franchisees wishing to open a similar facility. Pharmacists may choose to duplicate the entire design for home-infusion medications or individual function areas.

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Auburn University and Baptist Health collaborate to increase patient safety

AUBURN – Auburn University and Baptist Health in Montgomery are joining forces to improve the quality of health care and reduce the likelihood of medical errors through a unique approach that applies the airline industry’s advanced communication methods to the medical field.

The collaboration will be marked with a ceremony at which an official agreement will be signed on June 3 at 9:30 a.m. at Baptist Health’s Institute for Patient Safety and Medical Simulation. Auburn University President Jay Gogue, Provost Mary Ellen Mazey and Assistant Vice President for University Outreach Royrickers Cook will join Baptist Health Chief Operating Officer Robin Barca and Institute Director Judi Miller at the ceremony.

“Auburn University is honored to be working with Baptist Health in this new endeavor to improve health care communication and safety, not just at Baptist Health but throughout the entire health care industry,” Gogue said.

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Auburn University student groups to hold “Auburn Community Love Your Body Day” festival Nov. 18

AUBURN -Student organizations at Auburn University have collaborated to bring the “Auburn Community Love Your Body Day” festival to students, faculty, staff and the Auburn community on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will take place in the new Student Center ballroom and will feature a health fair, music and entertainment.

The event will promote replacing dominant beauty ideals with more diverse and inclusive representations of the human form. It will also offer opportunities for learning about physical, mental, and emotional wellness through interactive activities and awareness of public resources.

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AU offers online professional certificates in exercise, health and nutrition

AUBURN – The Outreach Program Office of Auburn University has partnered with Educational Fitness Solutions Inc. to offer online professional certificates in various areas of health, fitness and nutrition.

The next series of these non-credit courses will begin in mid-March, with ongoing start dates, and are available in Nutrition for Optimal Health, Wellness, and Sports; Personal Fitness Training for Older Adults; Personal Fitness Training; Fitness Business Management; and Women’s Exercise Training and Wellness.

These Web-based courses provide interaction with faculty and instructors from colleges and universities, the allied health and medical field and the personal fitness training profession. They are designed to provide educational pathways and career opportunities to those in the emerging health and fitness industry; those in the allied health and medical field; and registered dietitians who want continuing educational units or credits.

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