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The University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota have joined forces to create new clinical research opportunities on both campuses. With several efforts in the works, the two institutions are now preparing to collaborate on a population-level study of aging.

Clinical research advances with UMMC, Mayo Clinic agreement

Thursday, September 14, 2017

UMMC’s collaborative relationship with the renowned Mayo Clinic is continuing to grow. As the institutions harmonize their systems and leverage their separate strengths, the Minnesota and Mississippi medical centers will pursue more clinical and translational research together. One of the first efforts is the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, including research done by scientists at UMMC’s The MIND Center.

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Second-year OT students, Mary Morgan Prince, left as simulated patient, and Anna Herrington, demonstrate how a patient with the use of only one upper extremity can learn to use adaptive equipment in the kitchen.

Occupational therapy program transitions to doctorate

Monday, September 11, 2017

Following the recommendations of the American Occupational Therapy Association's board of directors, the OT program in the School of Health Related Professions is transitioning to a doctoral program, offering students a competitive entry-level degree.

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The Doobie Brothers rocked Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson September 14 during a benefit concert for the MIND Center. This year's event grossed more than $500,000 for Alzheimer's and dementia research. From left, band members Pat Simmons, Tom Johnston and John McFee play a trio of guitars.

Doobie Brothers fans ‘Listen to the Music’ for MIND Center

Monday, September 18, 2017

The award-winning band The Doobie Brothers rocked Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson Sept. 14 in a concert benefiting The MIND Center’s research mission. The latest installment of The MIND Center’s fundraising concert series grossed a record total for research on ways to slow, stop and ultimately prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

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