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Esketamine, a new treatment for the severely depressed, is being hailed as a game-changer by researchers.

UMMC researcher’s pioneering work gives rise to new severe depression drug

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thirty years ago, Dr. Ian Paul and a group of fellow young researchers had a hypothesis: that major depression has a connection with the brain neurotransmitter glutamate, and that drugs that block glutamate receptors would have an anti-depressive effect. It proved true, making possible the highly acclaimed drug esketamine, the first truly new depression treatment in three decades. Read More

Addiction psychiatrist expanding treatment for opioid use disorder

Addiction psychiatrist expanding treatment for opioid use disorder

Thursday, October 11, 2018

UMMC’s addiction program has reached a milestone. New faculty member Dr. Saurabh Bhardwaj, an addiction psychiatrist, is the Medical Center’s first provider to offer medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, for those coping with opioid use disorder. Read More

Medical Center among ELP research, patent leaders

UMMC now holds five patents associated with elastin-like polypeptides, a versatile family of synthetic molecules that could change how diseases are treated. The efforts of multiple UMMC faculty members have resulted in a portfolio of ELP-related intellectual property that is one of the largest in the United States.

Published on Monday, October 1, 2018

A class apart: Medical school breaks admissions record

For a dozen years or so, the School of Medicine’s admissions committee has put more students in the first-year class in an effort to place more doctors in Mississippi. In August, the number of students entering the school reached a milestone that could add up to improved access to health care for residents of the state.

Published on Monday, September 17, 2018

Lacking concussion system, Mississippi athletes in contact sports at risk

When an athlete in any contact sports suffers a suspected concussion, who recognizes it and decides what to do next? Mississippi has no system that keeps all kids equally protected, especially one that makes a health care professional on the sidelines a given. A UMMC researcher and her team are developing a statewide contact sport concussion prevention system – and a better culture of safety.

Published on Thursday, August 30, 2018

Clinical trial explores physical therapy for sports-related concussion, leg injury prevention

A first-of-its-kind clinical trial by a UMMC research team aims to evaluate the effectiveness of aggressive physical therapy as “sensorimotor” training for soccer players. Will fine-tuning their sensory abilities that impact movement and reflexes lessen their risk of leg injury or chance of concussion?

Published on Monday, August 20, 2018

UMMC Grenada offers first-time inpatient substance abuse detox program

Published on Monday, July 30, 2018

Class of 2018 is family friendly

Published on Thursday, May 31, 2018

UMMC confers 930 degrees in health sciences professions

Published on Friday, May 25, 2018

Stroke study researches clot-buster recipients

Published on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Surgeon General: Agency cooperation, use of opioid-reversal drug can stem epidemic

Published on Thursday, May 17, 2018

UMMC physicians creating opioid use alternatives model

Published on Monday, February 19, 2018