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August 3, 2021
Purdue alumna’s Operation Happy Nurse aims to improve mental health of nurses during and after COVID-19 Pandemic
Purdue Nursing alumna Shannon McPeek (BS ’16) is the founder of Operation Happy Nurse, an online non-profit organization dedicated to helping nurses improve their mental health.By Tim Brouk, firstname.lastname@example.org The mental trauma experienced by nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic has been immense. For more than a year, nurses have been the frontline workers for millions of patients battling the deadly coronavirus. Shannon McPeek (BS nursing...
August 3, 2021
Purdue alumna Samantha Busch makes parenthood possible for North Carolina couples
Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences alumna Samantha Busch and her husband, NASCAR driver Kyle Busch, are familiar with the struggles of infertility.Written by: Rebecca Hoffa, email@example.com From the mental health effects to the relationship strains it can cause, facing infertility is extremely challenging. While many couples may choose to keep quiet about their struggles, infertility isn’t uncommon. It affects millions of...
August 3, 2021
Purdue Nursing amplifies substance use disorder education through free online course content
According to The Washington Post, deaths from drug overdoses climbed almost 30% nationwide in 2020 compared to 2019. Deaths from opioids — primarily from illegal fentanyl — increased by 37% in the same time period.By Tim Brouk, firstname.lastname@example.org While the COVID-19 pandemic raged across the globe, a dangerous U.S. epidemic rose steadily. According to The Washington Post, deaths from drug overdoses climbed almost 30% nationwide in 2020 compared to 2019. Deaths from opioids —...
July 28, 2021
Beyond biology: Purdue HHS alumni doctors choose a well-rounded path to medicine
The road to medical school is paved with hard work and a passion for helping people, but biology and standard science tracks are not the only way to get there.Written By: Rebecca Hoffa, email@example.com I think the College of Health and Human Sciences is really special because our classes contextualize the basic science courses that all pre-meds take. It helped me synthesize biochem and physics into modern applications in...
July 23, 2021
Purdue dietitian named inaugural diversity and inclusion fellowship recipient
Allsopp, a clinical assistant professor in Purdue University’s Department of Nutrition Science, has been named the first diversity and inclusion fellowship recipient by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. She began the two-year fellowship in June.WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — “Why aren’t there more students who look like us?” That was the question Marie Allsopp received one day from a Black resident in a rural Mississippi Delta community while a group of 10 of her fellow...
July 22, 2021
Houston designer creates one-of-a-kind wedding gowns with skills learned from Purdue
While many retail stores have several iterations of the same gown, creative director Natalie Harris’ bridal gowns are unlike standard dresses on the market.Written by: Rebecca Hoffa, firstname.lastname@example.org While many retail stores have several iterations of the same gown, creative director Natalie Harris’ bridal gowns are unlike standard dresses on the market. An alumna of Purdue University’s College of Health and Human Sciences,...