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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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Nirmal Pugh, left, Colin Jackson and David Pasco gather in Pasco’s lab in the National Center for Natural Products Research on the University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus. Jackson, an associate professor of biology, worked with Pasco and Pugh on their study of the role of bacteria in echinacea’s immune-enhancing properties. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

Cancer Institute researcher, lab receive international recognition

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Dr. David Pasco and those in his lab were recognized by the journal Planta Medica for work that reveals bacteria in Echinacea - not other components - contribute to its immune-boosting power. For decades, the UM researcher has studied how to harness the power of plants to enhance a person’s immune system.

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