February 25, 2021

Today's Top 5 From Purdue University

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You will want to read these good stories that you may have missed.


Purdue testing lab able to detect UK variant of COVID-19 virus

Innovators at Purdue’s Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory have used their expertise to make the on-campus testing facility one of the only labs in Indiana actively looking for and able to detect the U.K. variant of the COVID-19 virus.

Media Contact: Tim Doty, doty2@purdue.edu


Purdue Summer Start program honored with Students in Transition Award

Thanks to its Summer Start program, Purdue was recently named one of two recipients of the 2020 John N. Gardner Institutional Excellence for Students in Transition Award, given to institutions that have designed and implemented outstanding collaborative initiatives to enhance student success during the undergraduate experience.

Media Contact: Matthew Oates, oatesw@purdue.edu


AI tool aims to help doctors, patients better prepare for surgery

Mohammad Rahman, a Purdue associate professor of management, and his team developed a new tool using an artificial intelligence platform that may help doctors better prepare patients for surgery.

Media Contact: Chris Adamcladam@prf.org


Purdue and IU McKinney partner to offer first dual degree program in agricultural law

Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law have joined forces to create the first MJ-MS agricultural economics and law program in the nation.

Media Contact: Kami Goodwin, kami@purdue.edu


Virtual alumni pitching event opens new doors for Purdue startups during pandemic

A virtual pitching event has offered Purdue-affiliated startups the chance to connect with potential customers and agriculture leaders during the pandemic.

Media Contact: Chris Adamcladam@prf.org


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