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Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center

The Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is supported by a five-year award (P20GM104357) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The NIGMS is a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that supports thematic, multidisciplinary Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) across the country through its Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program.

Cardiovascular, renal and metabolic diseases are inextricably linked and are the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in the United States, especially in Mississippi which has the highest prevalence in the nation of these diseases. These disorders usually cluster together and are highly interdependent. For example, obesity and associated metabolic disorders, such as diabetes, are major causes of cardiovascular and renal disease.

A major objective in developing the Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center is to provide infrastructure for a multidisciplinary, diverse group of basic, clinical and population scientists working on the common synergistic theme of obesity, cardiorenal and metabolic diseases and to facilitate their collaborations.

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Congratulations to the following investigators for receiving the 2021 Excellence in Research Awards. The University of Mississippi Medical Center recogonizes investigators who have attracted significant extramural funding and who have advanced science through their distinctive research programs. Medallion Awards are based on the total amount of extramural funding received by the investigator for his/her original research.
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Erin Taylor, PhD
Silver Medallion
Joshua Speed, PhD
Gold Medallion