News from the College of Health and Human Sciences

Caroline Gerughy at NASA Ames Research Center

Purdue Nursing alumna works at NASA as occupational health nurse practitioner

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019


As Purdue celebrates 150 Years of Giant Leaps, we recognize Caroline Mullen Gerughty (’84, B.S. Nursing), a Purdue School of Nursing alumna whose small steps as an undergraduate led her to take giant leaps to become an occupational health nurse practitioner at NASA. Caroline Mullen Gerughty has been at NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, CA since […]

EPA soil cleanup at USS Lead Superfund Site

Environmental and occupational health professor studying lead exposure in Northwest Indiana children

Friday, July 5th, 2019


Ellen Wells, associate professor of environmental and occupational health in the School of Health Sciences, is studying children in North Lake County and East Chicago, Indiana who may have been exposed to lead in the soil.

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Study: pregnant women may have too much sodium, not enough nutrients in their diets

Friday, July 5th, 2019


A new study led by a Purdue Nutrition Science professor suggests pregnant women may not be getting proper amounts of some vitamins and minerals, while many are getting potentially excessive amounts of sodium.

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Jason Harris named associate dean for graduate programs and online education

Thursday, June 27th, 2019


Marion Underwood, dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences, announced Professor Jason Harris’ appointment as associate dean for graduate programs and online education in the following letter to faculty and staff. Dear Colleagues, I am delighted to announce that Jason Harris, associate professor in the School of Health Sciences (HSCI), will become associate dean for graduate programs and online education in […]

Sarah Johnson

Purdue Nutrition Science alumna and Dining Services retiree honored by YWCA

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019


YWCA Lafayette recognized Sarah C. Johnson’s contributions to the community in their annual Salute to Women awards ceremony.

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Health Sciences Fulbright Scholar researching metals affecting human health

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019


Fulbright Scholars award to help Purdue researcher Linda Nie establish innovative lab to identify common exposures to harmful metals, expand education through international alliance.

Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth

Military Family Research Institute director receives prestigious awards

Friday, May 17th, 2019


Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, professor of Human Development and Family Studies, received the most prestigious research award for her work in humanities and social sciences.

Purdue School of Nursing has doubled the number of students in recent years

Purdue School of Nursing responds to demand for registered nurses

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019


Purdue School of Nursing has 800 undergraduate nursing students. The school has responded to increased demand for nurses by doubling the number of graduates since last year.

Jessica Huber

Jessica Huber named Associate Dean for Research

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019


Jessica E. Huber, Ph.D. has been named associate dean of research for Purdue University’s College of Health and Human Sciences.

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Getting the perfect Instagram travel photo is a status symbol for ‘influencers’

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019


This summer, iconic destinations are bracing for a wave of travelers desperate for that perfect Instagram travel photo.

2019 Outstanding Seniors in Health and Human Sciences

2019 Outstanding Seniors in Health and Human Sciences

Sunday, May 12th, 2019


Congratulations to the 9 outstanding seniors of 2019 from each of the nine units in Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences. We asked each senior who their biggest influences were while studying at Purdue and what their next giant leap will be.

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2019 Health and Human Sciences faculty awards

Friday, May 10th, 2019


We recognize the achievements of the College of Health and Human Sciences faculty for 2019, including three of the university’s 8 Fulbright Scholars.

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Top Health and Human Sciences students to be recognized during 2019 commencement

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019


Four students from the College of Health and Human Sciences are among the highest achieving students recognized during Spring 2019 commencement.

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HHS on the Road in Washington, DC

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019


Join us for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine with Dean Underwood at The Mansion on O Street, Washington’s most unique venue!
May 2 / 7-9PM

Diet sodas increase sugar and calorie consumption in children

Study: Soft drinks, including diet sodas, contribute to increased sugar intake and total calorie consumption in children

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019


Children who enjoy sweetened soft drinks consume more total calories and sugar compared with their water- and milk-drinking peers, according to a new study by Purdue Psychological Sciences researcher.

2019 Promoted Faculty in College of Health and Human Sciences: Back row, left to right: Scott Lawrance, Arielle Borovsky, Nancy Edwards, Darryl Schneider, Amy Brewster, AJ Schwichtenberg, German Posada, Zoe Taylor Front row, left to right: Ellen Wells, Regan Bailey, Libby Richards, Natasha Watkins, Sara Schmitt Not pictured: Jennifer Coddington

College of Health and Human Sciences announces faculty promotions

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019


Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences is honored to promote 14 faculty members. They have demonstrated their passion for research and commitment to making lives better.

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Have you talked to your daughter about menstruation lately?

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019


Dr. Andrea DeMaria from Purdue’s Public Health Graduate Program published findings on menstruation to expose a “culture of silence,” as well as myths, misconceptions, and fear-mongering surrounding periods.

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Veterans face food security issues. Here’s how communities can help.

Monday, April 29th, 2019


A recent study by Purdue University’s Military Family Research Institute at 10 food pantries in Indiana and Kentucky suggests there is promise for veterans and their families with food security issues.

2019 Purdue Day of Giving Thank You

Purdue Day of Giving brings in over $700,000 for Health and Human Sciences

Thursday, April 25th, 2019


On April 24, 2019, the College of Health and Human Sciences ushered in gifts from over 500 donors that will benefit 10 academic units, and several scholarships, programs, and student organizations.

Purdue Day of Giving - April 24, 2019

Giant Leaps on Purdue Day of Giving

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019


We conducted a public sidewalk hopscotch experiment for Purdue Day of Giving. What Giant Leaps will you take for Health and Human Sciences?

This April 24, take the next Giant Leap - Purdue Day of Giving, April 24, 2019

Purdue Day of Giving – April 24, 2019

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019


The entire Purdue community throughout Indiana, across the country, and around the world will join together on April 24, 2019 on Purdue Day of Giving to take our next Giant Leap.

Public Health Symposium, April 22, 2019

BREAKING BARRIERS: Improving Access to Health Services for Women and Children in Indiana

Monday, April 22nd, 2019


Public Health Symposium with keynote speaker Kristina Box, Indiana State Health Commissioner, featuring Dr. Judy Monroe, President and CEO of Centers for Disease Control Foundation.
April 22 / Stewart Center, Room 302

Olivia Glowacki

HHS student winner of 2019 Flora Roberts Award for outstanding senior woman

Friday, April 19th, 2019


Olivia Glowacki, a senior in Human Services who is passionate about social work, is already on her way to making lives better.

Preeti Sivasankar

New head of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences named

Thursday, April 18th, 2019


Professor Preeti M. Sivasankar will be the next head of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS), effective July 1, 2019

Purdue Autism Research Center

Interdisciplinary Purdue Autism Research Center established

Thursday, April 18th, 2019


There will be more community programs, resources, collaborations and faculty members researching autism, thanks to an expanded program at Purdue University. The progression of autism support and research at Purdue was triggered by community passions and furthered by administrative support when the Purdue Autism Cluster was created in 2014. It has now culminated in the […]

Get your game on with Goosechase app to win prized on Purdue Day of Giving

Purdue Day of Giving scavenger hunt app available

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019


Starting today, you can complete special Purdue Day of Giving missions in the Goosechase app to win special prizes and bonus funds for Purdue College of Health and Human Sciences.

2019 Alumni and Outstanding Student Awards

Five alumni and nine undergraduates recognized at Health and Human Sciences awards banquet

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019


5 alumni and 9 outstanding undergraduates recognized at 2019 Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences awards banquet.

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Indiana state health commissioner to speak at Purdue women’s health symposium

Thursday, April 11th, 2019


Dr. Kristina Box, Indiana state health commissioner, is the keynote speaker for Breaking Barriers: Improving Access to Health Services for Women and Children in Indiana, a women’s health symposium at Purdue University on April 22.

Psychological Sciences professor wins Trailblazer Award

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019


Sébastien Hélie, associate professor of psychological sciences, wins award for mid-career excellence and impact in research & scholarship.

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What is a Boilermaker?

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019


What does it mean to be a Boilermaker? Watch notable HHS alumni such as Captain C.B. Sully Sullenberger, Ted Allen, and current students, faculty, and staff share their Purdue pride and Boiler Up for #PurdueDayofGiving!

Spring Fest - April 6-7, 2019 Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences

Spring Fest

Saturday, April 6th, 2019


Spring Fest features interactive, hands-on activities—including Bug Bowl, Horticulture Show, Health and Human Sciences activities, more. FREE / April 6, 2019 / Lyles-Porter Hall

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9th Annual HHS Awards Banquet

Friday, April 5th, 2019


Join College of Health and Human Sciences Dean Marion Underwood and the HHS Alumni Board in honoring alumni and outstanding seniors at the 9th Annual HHS Awards Dinner. Learn More 2019 HHS Outstanding Seniors2019 HHS Alumni Award Recipients $35 per person or sponsor a table of 8 for $500Business attirePlease register by March 22, 2019Register

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Life Inspired Week

Friday, April 5th, 2019


Life Inspired Week is an annual celebration of the College of Health and Human Sciences.
April 5-12 / Various Locations

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The science of puberty

Monday, April 1st, 2019


Purdue University Human Development and Family Studies researcher Kristine Marceau examines bibliographic data on puberty research—a critical period of biological & social development.

Abused kids use text-based services to seek help

Abused kids use text-based services to seek help, study shows

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019


Early disclosure, combined with explicit language, may suggest at least a portion of young victims are actively seeking safe ways to talk about their experiences with abuse via SMS text messages.

Space pants used to research treatment for peripheral artery disease

“Space Pants” help alleviate leg pain

Monday, March 25th, 2019


“Space pants” and pump being used in a clinical trial led by a Purdue University researcher who is exploring the use of non-surgical and in-home options to help people manage peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Pamela Karagory, associate professor in Nursing, wins Murphy Award for excellence in teaching

Nursing professor receives prestigious teaching award

Friday, March 22nd, 2019


Pamela Karagory, associate professor in Purdue School of Nursing, wins Murphy Award for excellence in teaching

Jennifer Freeman wins Murphy Award for excellence in teaching

Health Sciences professor receives prestigious teaching award

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019


Jennifer Freeman, associate professor in Health Sciences, wins Murphy Award for excellence in teaching

Boat on the beach: Americans have 705 million unused vacation days

How to Avoid Pushy Salespeople on Your Next Vacation

Friday, March 8th, 2019


Heading to a tropical island? Taking a cruise? Traveling to a large city? As you stroll the beach, explore the local markets, partake in a port excursion, or even just walk down the street, chances are good you will encounter one or more pushy sales people. From taxi-drivers to street performers, unwanted attention from “micro-traders” […]

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day 2019

Friday, March 8th, 2019


Here are just a few of the women in the College of Health and Human Sciences that we have feature in the past few months. We thank them for the incredible work they do to make lives better.

Parkview Field

HHS Alumni and Admitted Student Reception in Fort Wayne

Thursday, March 7th, 2019


You’re in, now meet Dean Marion Underwood at Fort Wayne’s Parkview Field. Join us for appetizers and beverages, meet loyal HHS alumni, and establish connections with local, admitted students and their families. HHS Student Ambassadors and representatives from HHS Student Services will also be present to answer any questions you might have about Purdue and […]

Purdue study uses telehealth to help identify autism markers for babies and young toddlers

Purdue study uses telehealth to help identify autism markers for babies and young toddlers

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019


A long-distance telehealth study at Purdue University could help researchers identify autism symptoms in infancy, which could ultimately help children receive targeted therapy earlier.

Boat on the beach: Americans have 705 million unused vacation days

Skip your staycation and take a real spring break

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019


When people do take time away from the office, it’s often spent at home on a “staycation,” answering emails at work or checking social media, said Xinran Lehto, a professor in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

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Admitted Student and Alumni Reception in Indianapolis

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019


You’re in, now meet Dean Marion Underwood from Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences! Join us for appetizers and beverages, meet loyal HHS alumni, and establish connections with local, admitted students and their families. HHS Student Ambassadors and representatives from HHS Student Services will also be present to answer any questions you might […]

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Advancing Autism Research

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019


The College of Health and Human Sciences, through the multidisciplinary Purdue Autism Cluster, is breaking old barriers in autism research and forming collaborations unheard of a generation ago. The pioneering Autism Cluster brings together a group of diverse Purdue thinkers who deliberately cross academic boundaries to help people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their […]

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Responding to the Opioid Crisis

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019


Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Communities Providing community-based prevention education to address the opioid crisis that affects communities throughout Indiana is one of Purdue Extension’s top priorities. “We are dedicated to developing partnerships throughout the state to serve as a proactive, preventive and positive force in tackling this complex issue,” said Angela Abbott, Purdue Extension’s […]

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Uncovering Dementia

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019


A new case of dementia is diagnosed every three seconds, according to the World Health Organization. Chances are you know someone whose life is touched by dementia, which is overwhelming physically, psychologically and economically for those who have it and also for their families and caregivers. For decades, Purdue University researchers within the College of […]

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Advancing Sustainable Tourism

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019


The research on sustainable tourism coincides with Purdue’s Giant Leaps celebration, acknowledging the university’s global advancements made in sustainability.

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Make the World Your Classroom

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019


Students in the College of Health and Human Sciences Study Abroad programs have traveled to countries such as Costa Rica, China, Ireland, Japan, Nepal, New Zealand, and more.

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Alumni in Pro Sports

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019


College of Health and Human Sciences has a deep bench of talented alumni working for professional sports teams, both as athletes and as key players behind the scenes.

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Children’s Diet Short on Vitamins, Long on Sugar, Salt

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019


Regan Bailey, an associate professor in Purdue University’s Department of Nutrition Science, encourages parents and caregivers to keep offering healthy alternatives including fruits and vegetables to children as snacks.

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Purdue HHS faculty named to 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Monday, February 25th, 2019


Regan Bailey and Richard Mattes from Purdue University Department of Nutrition Science named to US 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

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The Boilermaker Ball presented by the Purdue Alumni Association

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019


Giant Leap Forward Prepare for a system upgrade at the 12th annual Boilermaker Ball on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The countdown is on — leave behind your current dimension, and enjoy a radically enhanced night of high-tech futurism as we imagine the world in 2169. Activate your reservation today, and redirect your trajectory to the […]

Gerontology - the study and care of aging and older adults

Gerontology researcher in School of Nursing offers winter safety tips

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019


Purdue Nursing assistant professor Priscilla Ding, who has a clinical background focusing on gerontology – or the study and care of aging and older adults – provides several winter safety tips for older adults.

Clara Bell, Purdue Nursing faculty - 150 Years of Giant Leaps in Nursing

Clara E. Bell was a trailblazing African American professor of nursing

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019


This profile on Clara E. Bell is excerpted from the book Giant Leaps for Better Lives: The History and Untold Stories of the People of the College of Health and Human Sciences at Purdue University by Angie Klink to be published fall 2019.  Clara E. Bell forged a personal footpath that developed her empathy for […]

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HHS President’s Council Breakfast in Naples

Monday, February 18th, 2019


Join the College of Health and Human Sciences and HHS alumni and friends at our annual President’s Council breakfast in Naples, FL! Following breakfast, Dean Marion Underwood will give an update on the College and share her vision for the future of HHS. Register today!

Lido Key Beach, Sarasota, FL

HHS on the Road in Sarasota, FL

Saturday, February 16th, 2019


Marion Underwood, new Dean of Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences, is coming to Sarasota! Join us for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota Members Beach Club. Meet Dean Underwood and fellow Boilermaker alumni and friends living in Sarasota! The Dean will give a brief update on the College at […]

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Money buys happiness only to certain a point

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019


There is an optimal point to how much money it takes to make an individual happy, and that amount varies worldwide, according to research from Purdue University.

Learn and Lunch: A Lifestyle for the Ages

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019


Only one out of every four 65-year-olds today will live past the age of 90. While some cognitive changes are normal with aging, with the right lifestyle, cognitive decline related to aging can actually be minimized and sometimes even prevented.

Karen Foli

Karen Foli, director of PhD in Nursing program, addresses students

Monday, February 11th, 2019


The following are remarks by associate professor Karen Foli, director of the PhD in Nursing program, during the 2019 HHS Academic Recognition Reception. First, I’d like to thank Dean Underwood and Heather Dykes for inviting me to share part of this evening with you. I also want to congratulate you, the students, who are recognized […]

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Dean Underwood’s remarks during 2019 Academic Recognition Reception

Monday, February 11th, 2019


The following are remarks by Marion Underwood, Dean of Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences and professor of Psychological Sciences, during the 2019 Academic Recognition Reception. The reception was organized by HHS Student Services and hosted by Student Ambassadors. Alumna Stacy Gudas, organizer of the first Dean’s reception, and Karen Foli, director of PhD in Nursing […]

Stacy Gudas

HHS alumna Stacy Gudas addresses students during Academic Recognition Reception

Monday, February 11th, 2019


Stacy Gudas (Consumer Science, ’15) addressed students during the 2019 HHS Academic Recognition Reception. Gudas was part of the student group that developed and organized the first reception 5 years ago. Good evening!  My name is Stacy Gudas.  I graduated from Purdue in 2015 (Retail Management, Department of Consumer Science).  When invited to speak at […]

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HHS on the Road in Orlando, FL

Thursday, February 7th, 2019


Health and Human Sciences’ new Dean, Marion Underwood, is coming to Orlando! Join us for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine at Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant. Meet Dean Underwood and fellow Boilermaker alumni and friends living in greater Orlando! The Dean will give a brief update on the College at approximately 7:45. Cooper’s Hawk founder […]

Maggie Binkley, fitness instructor

Nutrition, Fitness, and Health alumna created Amazon Video series

Friday, January 25th, 2019


As Purdue celebrates 150 Years of Giant Leaps, we recognize a fitness instructor from Indianapolis who embodies the Boilermaker spirit and can-do attitude of our alumni.

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HHS on the Road in Las Vegas, NV

Friday, January 25th, 2019


Health and Human Sciences’ new Dean, Marion Underwood, is coming to Las Vegas! Join us for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages at the brand new NoMad Restaurant at Park MGM! Meet Dean Underwood and fellow Boilermaker alumni and friends living in Las Vegas! The Dean will give a brief update on the College at approximately […]

Sustainable Travel

Hospitality and Tourism Management professor makes case for sustainable travel

Thursday, January 24th, 2019


Vacation hot spots are being overrun by tourists. This is of no surprise to Purdue Professor Jonathon Day, a leading researcher on sustainable travel.

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HHS on the Road in San Francisco

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019


Health and Human Sciences’ new Dean, Marion Underwood, is coming to San Francisco! Join us for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine at the View Lounge in the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Meet Dean Underwood and fellow Boilermaker alumni and friends living in San Francisco! The Dean will give a brief update on the College at […]

Marion Underwood, dean of College of Health and Human Sciences

What will the next 150 years bring for the College of Health and Human Sciences?

Thursday, January 17th, 2019


In the next 150 years, the College of Health and Human Sciences will continue to envision a world where we all practice hospitality in the deepest sense of that word.

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Making Carbohydrates Count

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019


Purdue University Health and Human Sciences Extension Educators Rachel Smith, Amber Noll, and Monica Nagele demonstrated recipes at the Purdue University’s Lyles-Porter Hall for the “Making Carbohydrates Count” Pop-Up Clinic. They shared how whole grains are important to one’s overall health and taught participants how to make carbohydrates part of a healthy eating pattern. Learn […]

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Pop-Up Clinic: Making Carbs Count

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019


“Making Carbs Count” will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 16 in the demonstration kitchen in Lyles-Porter Hall, Room 1107. Purdue University Health and Human Sciences Extension Educators will share how whole grains are important to one’s overall health and will teach participants how to make carbohydrates a part of a healthy eating […]

Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger speaking at Purdue

“Miracle on the Hudson” pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger took Giant Leaps

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019


January 15, 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the “Miracle on the Hudson” crash landing, piloted by Purdue alumnus Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.

Learn and Lunch with Marion Underwood

Learn and Lunch: Teens, Digital Communication, and the Perils of Lurking Online

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019


Presented by Marion Underwood, Professor and Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences Marion Underwood is one of the foremost researchers in the developmental origins and outcomes of social aggression and how adolescents’ digital communication relates to adjustment. Her work appears in numerous scientific journals, and the National Institutes of Health has supported her research […]

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New Year for Making Lives Better

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019


Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences is Making Lives Better through world-class research. As we begin 2019 and celebrate 150 years of Giant Leaps at Purdue, we will showcase our research throughout the year—highlighting global advancements in health, longevity, and quality of life. Whether you have a New Year’s resolution or prefer to […]

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College of Health and Human Sciences is hitting the road

Monday, January 7th, 2019


Dean Marion Underwood is taking some Giant Leaps to a city near you this winter! She will be meeting with College of Health and Human Sciences alumni in Orlando, Florida,  San Francisco, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada. Join us for complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine at the View Lounge in the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. […]

Brad Niemeier, Purdue HTM '12, Founder of Azzip Pizza

Slice of Life

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019


Entrepreneurs put new twists on traditional methods By Marti LaChance, originally published in Life360, Fall 2015 Brad Niemeier would know. In 2014, less than two years after earning his degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the College of Health and Human Sciences, he launched his own pizzeria, Azzip Pizza, in his hometown of Evansville, […]

Dan Foti

How to keep your New Year’s Resolutions

Monday, December 31st, 2018


Eat healthier. Exercise more. Quit smoking. Lose weight. Watch less television. As we welcome 2019, most of us will make a New Year’s Resolution to improve our lives. But how can we stick to it? Dan Foti, an associate professor of clinical psychology and neuroscience who studies changes in human brain function and moods at […]

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Purdue Football vs. Auburn

Friday, December 28th, 2018


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Mike Roe

New Year’s Resolution: Save More Money

Thursday, December 20th, 2018


It’s January, and that means holiday credit card bills are coming due and tax season is right around the corner. If you made a New Year’s Resolution to save more money, follow this SMART advice from Mike Roe, lecturer in the Department of Consumer Science. Your child is nearing college age. Retirement isn’t too far […]

Lane Yahiro

New Year’s Resolution: Get More Exercise

Thursday, December 20th, 2018


Have you made a New Year’s Resolution to get more exercise in 2019? Professor Lane Yahiro’s top tip for getting into shape is to hire a personal trainer. Researcher Steve Amireault’s suggests choosing something you really care about and keep to just one, or a very short list, of resolutions in order to be successful. Steve […]

Rachel Clark

New Year’s Resolution: Eat Healthier

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018


Is eating healthier in 2019 one of your New Year’s Resolutions? Follow these tips for success from board-certified sports dietitian Rachel Clark, lecturer in Purdue University’s Department of Nutrition Science. Rachel Clark, Continuing Lecturer and Sports Dietitian (Purdue Athletics), Department of Nutrition Science, College of Health and Human Sciences, Purdue University Rachel Clark is a Board […]

Nursing alumna awarded Riley Hospital for Children Palliative Care Nurse of the Year

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018


Amy Haskamp, a 1996 graduate of Purdue University School of Nursing, was practicing palliative care long before she knew the meaning of the word. “I watched a lot of kids not live well and not die well, and I knew there had to be a better way.” — Amy Haskamp (Purdue School of Nursing ’96), palliative […]

Learn & Lunch: Sleep in Individuals with Autism & their Families

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018


Join us for a FREE Learn & Lunch: Sleep in Individuals with Autism and their Families Presented by A.J. Schwichtenberg, Assistant Professor, Purdue University Department of Human Development and Family Studies #PurdueHHS #TakeGiantLeaps #Purdue150 FREE but RSVP required by November 29 at https://giving.purdue.edu/s/1461/campaign/index.aspx?sid=1461&gid=1010&pgid=9299&content_id=18780 AJ Schwichtenberg is an interdisciplinary researcher with appointments in Human Development and Family Studies, Psychological […]

David Purpura

Human Development and Family Studies professor wins award for early career achievement

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018


David Purpura, associate professor of Human Development and Family Studies has received an Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation to further his research. He is one of the three researchers at Purdue that are serving as shining examples of the university’s place as a leading intellectual center. The awards support the development of individual […]

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Pop Up Clinic: Ask a Registered Dietitian


Ask a Registered Dietitian in Marriott Hall January 31 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. to talk with our dietitians.

Study Abroad with Purdue College of Health and Human Sciences

Study Abroad and Intercultural Learning Fair


NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to February 6 due to inclement weather. Ready to see the world outside of West Lafayette? Join us at the Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences Fair for Study Abroad and Intercultural Learning! Learn more about our study abroad programs:https://purdue.edu/hhs/studyabroad

Practicing Mindfulness

Practicing Mindfulness


Dr. Sandra Sydnor, associate professor of the School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, will discuss the science behind mindfulness meditation, demonstrate simple exercises participants can practice in their daily lives, and lead a guided meditation.

An Evening with Ted Allen February 20 6:30PM Loeb Playhouse

An Evening with Ted Allen


From hosting various hit reality TV series to authoring cookbooks, Purdue University alumnus Ted Allen has a lot to be proud of. He will share his experiences on Feb. 20 during a Giant Leaps Series event “An Evening with Ted Allen.”

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Heart Health Pop-up Clinic: “High, Low, or Just Right?”


Participants can have their blood pressure, blood sugar levels and blood oxygen levels measured by representatives from the Purdue University School of Nursing.

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