October 13, 2020

Today's Top 5 From Purdue University

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


Walther Cancer Foundation $11 million investment to expand Purdue-IU bioinformatics collaboration

The Walther Cancer Foundation will invest $11 million to advance collaborative cancer research at Purdue and Indiana University by supporting scientists through bioinformatics – an increasingly critical aspect of their work.

Media Contact: Jim Bush, jsbush@purdue.edu 


Here’s what employers need to know about ‘boomerang’ employees vs. new hires

Michael A. Campion, Purdue’s Herman C. Krannert Distinguished Professor of Management, and collaborators have addressed the research gap about the performance outcomes of employees who are rehired by a company where they previously worked.

Media Contact: Jim Bush, jsbush@purdue.edu


Flu vaccines are important, but so is keeping other vaccinations updated

With many employers requiring proof of flu vaccination this year, Libby Richards, an associate professor of nursing who specializes in public health at Purdue’s School of Nursing in the College of Health and Human Sciences, is encouraging people to use this opportunity to review the status of other key vaccinations that might need updated.

Media Contact: Matthew Oates, oatesw@purdue.edu


DARPA selects Continuity Pharma, funds continuous manufacturing technology

Amid supply chain gaps in critical drug products created by the COVID-19 pandemic, DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Project Agency) has selected Continuity Pharma, a Purdue-affiliated company, to develop continuous manufacturing technology.

Media Contact: Chris Adam, cladam@prf.org


Military veterans invited to attend agriculture workshop

Indiana AgrAbility and the Indiana chapter of the Farmer Veteran Coalition will host the Veteran Farmer Workshop and Indiana AgVets Update on Oct. 20 for military veterans interested or already involved in agriculture.

Media Contact: Maureen Manier, mmanier@purdue.edu


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