April 23, 2020

Today’s Top 5 From Purdue University

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Pharmacy students allowed to graduate early to help during COVID-19 pandemic

Following an early graduation – supported by the Indiana Governor’s Office – 142 students in Purdue’s College of Pharmacy are ready to help pharmacies during the ongoing world health crisis.

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Media Contact: Brian Huchel, bhuchel@purdue.edu

Study: Football offensive linemen should start plays upright to avoid hits to the head

A simple change to the starting stance of players on the offensive line in American football might reduce repetitive hits to the head that can cause brain damage without actually leading to a concussion, a study conducted by Purdue University and Stanford University researchers shows.

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Media Contact: Kayla Wiles, wiles5@purdue.edu

Purdue Student Farm is helping to stock local food pantries with fresh produce

The Purdue Student Farm is doing all it can to keep its local community healthy and well-fed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, supplying Food Finders Food Bank and the on-campus ACE Food Pantry with fresh produce.

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Media Contact: Maureen Manier, mmanier@purdue.edu

Purdue to pioneer on-demand commencement for Class of 2020

Members of Purdue’s Class of 2020 will hear their names called, hold diplomas in their hands, wear a cap and gown, and take part, albeit away from Elliott Hall of Music, in all the personal hallmarks, pomp and circumstance of a traditional Purdue commencement — via an on-demand remote ceremony.

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Media Contact: Tim Doty, doty2@purdue.edu

COVID-19 facts every person with diabetes should know

People with diabetes are being warned that they are at “high risk” during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a Purdue expert can explain more about what that means.

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Media Contact: Steve Tally, steve@purdue.edu, @sciencewriter

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