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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 4th, 2020

Written by Angie Klink. Clara E. Bell forged a personal footpath that developed her empathy for the complexities that faced Purdue University’s black students and her black colleagues. She shined a spotlight on the distinct needs of minority nursing students, minority faculty, and what is today Purdue’s Division of Diversity and Inclusion.  Born February 9, 1934, […]

Purdue students taking giant leaps

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!

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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

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.

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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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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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.


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.

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.

Selfies with Dean Marion Underwood

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 […]

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.

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.

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 […]

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.

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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 […]

Golden Gate Bridge, Las Vegas sign, Orlando palm trees

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 […]

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 […]

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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