Hunger Solutions Institute
The Hunger Solutions Institute (HSI) was established by the College of Human Sciences and the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station at Auburn University in February 2012 in an effort to further Auburn’s nationally recognized efforts in food security domestically and globally.A foundational principle of the HSI is that hunger is a solvable problem, but only when the relevant knowledge from all academic disciplines is combined with the abilities and strengths of all sectors. By creating multi-sector partnerships at the community, state and global levels, HSI shares knowledge and best practices and creates multi-sector coalitions to leverage the power of collective action.
Auburn University Social Work Program
Social work is a practice profession and academic discipline dedicated to social welfare through scholarship, professional practice, and advocacy. The practice of social work requires the understanding of human development and behavior and how social, economic and cultural institutions interact with these factors.
Social workers are concerned with hands-on application of research and practice methods that promote engagement, assessment and intervention with individuals who are economically, physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged. A social worker may link people to tangible services; counsel individuals, families and groups; and help communities or groups provide services to improve quality of life.
Auburn University Marriage and Family Therapy
The Marriage and Family Therapy program at Auburn University is an applied program through the College of human sciences that focuses both on training excellent clinicians and competent researchers.
Marriage and Family therapists are trained to work with diverse individuals, couples, and families on a wide variety of presenting issues, such as relationship troubles, trauma, depression, anxiety, and family of origin experiences. Marriage and Family therapists also gain experience working across the human lifespan, from multi-culturally informed relational/systemic perspectives so that they can intervene ethically and effectively in these family processes.
Susie Weigel is a local Yoga Therapist with a Master of Science degree in Yoga Therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health. She is enthusiastic about helping individuals learn yoga "tools" to improve functional movement, reduce pain, manage symptoms of common health conditions, and restore quality of life.
As a Yoga Therapist, Susie provides individualized, therapeutic yoga practices to set each individual on a path toward improved well-being.
Harrison School of Pharmacy
Many areas of research conducted by Auburn University are providing the citizens of Alabama with a better quality of life.
Founded in 1885, Auburn University's pharmacy program ranks among the top 20 percent in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.
In November of 2000, the Pharmacy Building was named in honor of W.W. Walker, founder of Birmingham-based Walker Drug Company. On Jan. 25, 2002, the Auburn University School of Pharmacy was named the James I. Harrison School of Pharmacy, honoring the contributions Harrison and his family made to the field of pharmacy in the state of Alabama.
Auburn University School of Nursing
Our mission is to advance health and healthcare for all, through excellence in practice, teaching, research, and outreach. A new emphasis on interdisciplinary research and practice is creating exciting partnerships and preparing students for 21st century health care delivery. New programs and concentrations are in development that will redefine our mission and our impact across the state, the region and the country.
Auburn is a special place, where students grow personally and professionally through their learning partnership with an excellent and dedicated faculty. In addition to the technical skills necessary to provide safe care, students here develop communication, critical thinking and decision making skills that will enable them to lead care teams in the future.
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
The mission of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) is to prepare globally-minded, community-focused physicians to meet the needs of rural and medically underserved populations and promote research to improve human health.
Students at VCOM learn to address health care disparities including those related to rural locations, minority populations, poverty status, and primary care. They also generate, promote, and disseminate medical knowledge in disease prevention, chronic disease management, community health, and public health practice