Marquette will sponsor the Sickle Cell Empowerment Conference this Saturday, Sept. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event takes place at the World Outreach Center (3410 Silver Spring Drive).
At the event, a research team of Marquette professors will be honored with the Community Engaged Research Partnership Development Grant. The grant allows them to partner with the World Outreach Center to develop an intervention with adults living with sickle cell disease.
The team includes:
- Dr. Dora Clayton-Jones, assistant professor in the College of Nursing (principal investigator)
- Dr. Kristin Haglund, professor in the College of Nursing (co-investigator)
- Dr. Abir Behket, associate professor in the College of Nursing (co-investigator)
- Dr. Lee Za Ong, assistant professor of counselor education and counseling psychology in the College of Education (co-investigator)
- Dr. Weneaka Jones, clinical assistant professor of counselor education and counseling psychology in the College of Education
- Elodie Ontala, graduate student and program assistant
In addition to the Marquette community, sickle cell patients, their family members and community members are invited to attend. Learn more and register online.