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UMMC Centers and Institutes
Institute/CenterTypeDirector or Designee
Basic and Advanced Resuscitation Training CenterCenterJereme King, Paramedic, RN, NRP, MSEFL
Cancer Center & Research InstituteInstituteRodney P. Rocconi, MD
Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research CenterExternal DesignationJohn Hall, PhD
Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center (CRRC)CenterDavid E. Stec, PhD
Center for Advancement of Youth (CAY)Clinical CenterDavid Elkin, PhD, ABPP (Executive Director) & Barbara Saunders, DO, FAAP (Medical Director)
Center for Bioethics and Medical HumanitiesCenterRalph Didlake, MD, FACS
Center for Children with Medical ComplexityCenterC. Christian Payne, MD, MHIIM (Clinical Director) & Chris Collado, DHA, NP-C, CPNP (Admin Director)
Center for Clinical and Translational ScienceCenterMeagan Brown, PharmD
Center for Comparative ResearchCenterAndrew W. Grady, DVM, Diplomate ACLAM
Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Policy (within Myrlie Evers Williams Institute)CenterThomas Dobbs, MD, MPH
Center for Immunology and Microbial ResearchCenterLarry S. McDaniel, PhD, FIDSA, FAAM
Center for Informatics and AnalyticsCenterRamona Sandlin
Center for Innovation and Discovery in AddictionsCenterJefferson Parker, PhD & James Rowlett, PhD
Center for Integrative HealthClinical CenterDanny Burgess, PhD & Rachel Dear, PT (Associate Director)
Center for Maternal and Fetal CareClinical CenterChris Collado, DHA, NP-C, CPNP-Dual 
Center for Neuromuscular DisordersClinical CenterAmanda Witt, MD
Center for Sialendoscopy and Salivary Gland DisordersClinical CenterJ. Randall Jordan, MD
Center for Tobacco Treatment, Education, and Research (ACT)CenterJonathan Hontzas, DNP
Children's Heart CenterCenterWilliam B. Moskowitz, MD; Phillip T. Burch, MD; Viswanath Gajula, MD; Scott A. Simpson, MD & Alicon K. Johnson, ED
Children's of Mississippi Center for Cancer and Blood DisordersCenterBetty Herrington, MD, FAAP 
Children's Safe Center External DesignationScott Benton, MD & Courtney Helfrich, MBA
Comprehensive Epilepsy CenterClinical Center Olga Selioutski, DO 
Comprehensive Stroke CenterExternal DesignationChad Washington, MD
Cystic Fibrosis Care Center (Adult/Pediatric)External DesignationAndrew Wilhelm, MD (Adult) & Joseph Majure, MD (Pediatric) 
Esophageal Health and Reflux Center Clinical Center Jacob R. Moremen, MD 
Face and Skin CenterClinical CenterJeremy Jackson, MD & Kim Ward, MD
Jabaley-Songcharoen Center for Hand, Upper Extremity and Nerve Surgery CenterMarc E. Walker, MD, MBA, FACS
Judith Gore Gearhart Clinical Skills CenterClinical CenterNorma Ojeda, MD
Memory Impairment and Neurodegenerative Dementia Center (MIND)CenterThomas Mosley, PhD
Mississippi AIDS Education Training CenterExternal DesignationSherry Stephens-Gibson, DrPH, MPH, MCHES & James B. Brock, PhD 
Mississippi Burn Center Clinical Center Juvonda Hodge, MD
Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research (MCCTR)External DesignationJoey Granger, PhD
Mississippi Center for Emergency ServicesClinical CenterStephen Houck, MSHS, RN, FP-C, MS-CCP, CHEP
Mississippi Center for Heart Research (MCHR)CenterMichael Hall, MD; Yingjie Chen, PhD & Ji Li, PhD
Mississippi Center for Obesity Research (MCOR)CenterJohn E. Hall, PhD
Mississippi Center of Excellence in Perinatal ResearchExternal DesignationJane F. Reckelhoff, PhD & Denise Cornelius, PhD
Mississippi Centre for Evidence-Based Practice: A Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of ExcellenceExternal DesignationRobin Christian, DNP, APRN, FNP-C & Michelle Palokas, DNP, RN-CPN 
Mississippi Clinical Research and Trials CenterCenterGailen Marshall, MD, PhD
Mississippi Poison Control CenterExternal DesignationMichael Marlin, MD
Molecular Center of Health and Disease (MCHD) External Designation Michael R. Garrett, PhD 
Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health DisparitiesInstituteVictoria M. Gholar, DNP, RN, PMH-BC & Abigail Gamble, PhD, MS
Simulation and Interprofessional Education CenterCenterNorma Ojeda, MD; Joyce Shelby, MBA; Patrick Newman, MD; Patricia Amolenda, MD & Kimberley Harper, MD 
Stephanie & Mitchell Morris Center for Cleft and Craniofacial Research and InnovationClinical CenterIan Hoppe, MD
The Skin Cancer CenterClinical CenterWilliam Black, MD
UMMC Biobank Center BabbetteLaMarca, PhD; Shelia Belk, MD & Evangeline Deer, PhD 
UMMC Neuro InstituteInstituteMary A. Willis, MD
UMMC Telehealth Center of ExcellenceExternal DesignationSaurabh Chandra, MD
UMMC Voice and Swallowing CenterClinical CenterJohn Schweinfurth, MD & Josephine Alston, SLP
University Heart CenterClinical CenterMichael McMullan, MD & Abbey Street, FACHE
Women's Health Research CenterCenterLicy Yanes Cardozo, MD; Co-Directors Damian G. Romero, PhD; Barbara T. Alexander, PhD & Josie Bidwell, DNP, RN, FNP-C