Award-Winning Students and Faculty

Community psychology graduate student, Paigton Mayes ,was awarded a $3,000 grant from the Wichita Medical Research & Education Foundation (WMREF) to carry out a study entitled: Exploring the Possible Selves of Individuals with Sickle Cell Disease. She will be interviewing 10 to 12 African-Americans from 18 to 30 years-of-age who are living with sickle cell disease. The purpose of the grant is to gain a better understanding of the social and psychological consequences of living with sickle cell disease.

Associate professor Dr. Joel Suss has been awarded the Creative Works Award from WSU Ventures. Additionally, graduate student, Brad Weber, has been award a Bright Futures award from WSU Ventures. Dr. Rui Ni will be introducing Brad as his mentor.

Dr. Suss, and Brad Weber will receive their awards at the annual WSU Ventures Innovation Awards ceremony on Tuesday Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. in Shirley Beggs Ballroom. Students, faculty, staff, industry partners and their guests are invited to attend the event, which is held to recognize individuals, organizations and programs that have adopted and advanced the innovation university concept.

More information about other WSU Ventures Innovation Award recipients can be found here.