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UMMC Centers and Institutes
Institute/CenterTypeDirector or Designee
Basic and Advanced Resuscitation Training CenterCenterMichelle Schweinfurth, RN, MSN
Cancer InstituteInstituteJack Ruckdeschel, MD
Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research CenterExternal DesignationJohn Hall, PhD
Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center (CRRC)CenterJoey Granger, PhD
Center for Advancement of Youth (CAY)CenterBarbara Saunders, DO
Center for Bioethics and Medical HumanitiesCenterRalph Didlake, MD
Center for Clinical and Translational ScienceCenterLeigh Ann Ross, PhD
Center for Comparative ResearchCenterAndrew W. Grady, DVM
Center for Computational MedicineCenterRobert Hester, PhD
Center for Developmental Disorders Research (CDDR)CenterRob Annett, PhD
Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Policy (within Myrlie Evers Williams Institute)CenterLeandro Mena, MD MPH 
Center for Informatics and AnalyticsCenterAlex Castillo
Center for Integrative HealthCenterDanny Burgess, PhD
Center for LGBTQ HealthCenterLeandro Mena, MD, MPH
Scott Rodgers, MD
Center for Maternal and Fetal CareClinical CenterSarah Novotny, MD
Center for Neuromuscular DisordersClinical CenterAmanda Witt, MD
Center for Psychiatric NeuroscienceExternal DesignationCraig Stockmeier, PhD
Center for Sialendoscopy and Salivary Gland DisordersClinical CenterJ. Randall Jordan, MD
Center for Telehealth External DesignationAlan Jones, MD
Richard Summers, MD
Center for Tobacco Treatment, Education, and Research (ACT) CenterThomas J. Payne, PhD
Center for Voice and SwallowingClinical CenterJohn Schweinfurth, MD
Children's Heart CenterClinical CenterBrian Kogon, MD
Children's of Mississippi Cancer CenterCenterAnderson Collier, MD
Children's Safe Center CenterScott Benton, MD
Rebecca Mansell, JD
Cleft and Craniofacial CenterClinical CenterRavi Chandran, DMD
Ian Hoppe, MD
Comprehensive Epilepsy CenterClinical CenterMecheri Sundaram, MD
Comprehensive Stroke CenterExternal DesignationChad Washington, MD
Cystic Fibrosis Care Center (Adult)External DesignationJohn Spurzem, MD
Cystic Fibrosis Care Center (Pediatric)External DesignationJoseph Majure, MD
Face and Skin CenterClinical CenterJennifer B. Bryant
Health Innovation and Transformation (HIT) CenterExternal DesignationAdvisory Committee (see webpage)
Judith Gore Gearhart Clinical Skills CenterClinical CenterAlaina Herrington, MSN, RN
Memory Impairment and Neurodegenerative Dementia Center (MIND)CenterThomas Mosley, PhD
Mississippi AIDS Education Training CenterExternal DesignationLeandro Mena, MD
Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational ResearchExternal DesignationJoey Granger, PhD
Mississippi Center for Emergency ServicesClinical CenterJonathan Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN
Mississippi Center for Heart Research (MCHR)CenterRomain Harmancey, PhD
Michael Hall, MD
Yingjie Chen, PhD
Mississippi Center for Obesity Research (MCOR)CenterJohn E. Hall, PhD
Mississippi Center of Excellence in Perinatal ResearchExternal DesignationJane F. Reckelhoff, PhD
Mississippi Centre for Evidence-Based Practice: A Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of ExcellenceExternal Designation

Robin Christian, DNP
Michelle Palokas, DNP, RN-CPN

Mississippi Clinical Research and Trials CenterCenterGailen Marshall, MD, PhD
Mississippi Poison Control CenterExternal DesignationKristin A. Wright, PharmD
Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health DisparitiesInstituteBettina Beech, DrPH, MPH
Simulation and Interprofessional Education CenterCenterAnna Lerant, MD
UMMC BiobankCenterChristina Jordan, PhD
Gouri Mahajan, PhD
UMMC Neuro InstituteInstituteScott Rodgers, MD
University Heart CenterClinical CenterMichael McMullan, MD
Women's Health Research CenterCenterJane F. Recklelhoff, PhD