Nursing Faculty in the News

Purdue Nursing faculty share their expertise, care for the health of our community, and are recognized for excellence in research, education and nursing practice. Here we share the latest news featuring Purdue Nursing professors.

Dr. Sandi Kuebler, was Accepted to the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at Parkinson's Foundation

This program is a 40 CEU program that includes 16 hours of didactic sessions, 16 hours of clinical time with patients and families, participation in a support group meeting, and an independent project. You can read more at

Dr. Dongjuan Xu Received the MNRS/John Hartford Award

Dr. Dongjuan Xu, received the MNRS/John Hartford Award at the 2018 Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference Friday, April 13.

Dr. Vicki Simpson, Assistant Professor Awarded AgSEED Grant from the College of Agriculture

Congratulations to Dr. Vicki Simpson, Assistant Professor, for being awarded an AgSEED grant from the College of Agriculture for her proposal titled “Through the Eyes of Youths: Using Photovoice to Document Food Insecurities.” Food insecurities affect 19.1% of Indiana children. Food insecurities place children, especially adolescents, at risk for poor nutrition, mood, behavioral and anxiety disorders including increased rates of depression and suicide, substance abuse, and poorer health than their food secure peers.

Understanding the lived experiences of these adolescents in relation to food insecurities can provide support for policy, systems and environmental changes to improve access to healthy foods. Photovoice is a community-based participatory approach to document the true nature of such experiences through images and words. This process empowers adolescents to tell their story while enhancing self-esteem, ownership, trust, and community engagement. The long-term goal of this study is to engage and empower adolescents in policy, systems and environmental changes to enhance food security.

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