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Pilot Project Investigators

The Mississippi Center of Excellence in Perinatal Research (MSCEPR) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center offers pilot project grants through the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE).  These pilot grants are intended to assist new investigators in generating sufficient data to be competitive for extramural funding.

  • Lorena Machado Amaral, PhD - "Anti-inflammatory effects of progesterone: Missing in action during preeclampsia"
  • Daniela Rueedi-Bettschen, PhD - "Consequences of methamphetamine use during pregnancy"
  • Yi Pang, PhD - "Maternal immune activation disrupts neurodevelopment: Role of microglia"
  • Kedra Wallace, PhD - "Acute kidney injury in HELLP Syndrome"