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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.

Grand Rounds


MS Center for Obesity Research, MS Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence Grand Rounds Presentation

“Great Expectations! Understanding Energy Balance to Advance Management of Obese Pregnancies"

Leanne Redman, PhD
Associate Professor
Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Women’s Health Laboratory
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

Noon Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
Room CW308
For more information, contact Catherine Kaime at (601) 815-0817.