News and Events

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  • UMMC Seminar: "Community Matters" Community Engaged Research to Reduce Disparities in HIV Infection," Amy Nunn, ScD, Associate Professor of Public Health and Medicine, Brown University.
  • 3/22/2017 - Seminar Series: “The New Biology of Type 2 Diabetes,” Gerald I. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D., George R. Cowgill Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Co-Director, Yale Diabetes Research Center; Director, Yale Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center
  • 3/15/2017 - Seminar Series: “Metabolic Signaling and the Regulation of Myocardial Autophagy,” Dale Abel, M.D., Ph.D., Chair and Departmental Executive Officer, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa
  • The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host the Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) from Aug. 14-18, 2017. The application due date is May 12, 2017, at 5 p.m. (local time). For information about the 2017 HDRI as well as information about how to apply, visit the website,
  • 2/6/2017 - MCCTR News (featuring EAC member Dr. Paul Whelton): Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center Heart Month: "Clinical Trials, Practice Guidelines, Policy, and Performance Indicators," Paul K. Whelton, MB, MSC - Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • 1/27/2017 - Seminar Series: "Translational Treatment for Obesity with Repurposed Drugs and Foods," Frank Greenway, MD - Pennington Biomedical Research Center
  • 1/12/2017 - Seminar Series: “Ethnic Disparities in Obesity and Metabolic Risk,” Nikki Bush, PhD - University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • 11/17/2016 - MCCTR News (featuring Dr. James Wilson): Jackson Heart Study dives into genetics of disease - UMMC Public Affairs
  • 11/10/2016 - MCCTR News: MCCTR Faculty receive UMMC Excellence Awards - UMMC Public Affairs
  • 10/27/2016 - Seminar Series: "Measuring the SAD (Abdominal Height) as a Low-Cost Indicator of Visceral Fat and Cardiometabolic Dysfunction," Henry Kahn, MD.
  • 10/06/2016 - Seminar Series: "Obesity and Cardiometabolic Risk: Implications for Population Health(care) Strategies," Brent Egan, MD
  • 10/03/2016 - Seminar Series: "Role of immune mechanisms in mediating the hypertension and pathophysiology associated with preeclampsia," Babbette Lamarca, PhD
  • 09/28/2016 - Seminar Series: "Impact of Maternal Bariatric Surgery on In Utero Development: Learning From a Rodent Model," Bernadette Grayson, PhD
  • 09/22/2016 - Seminar Series: "The Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research," James G. Wilson, MD - Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research
  • 08/18/2016 - MCCTR News: Big Problem, bigger award: NIH funds UMMC obesity research - UMMC Public Affairs
  • 08/18/2016 - MCCTR News: UMMC Receives Record $19.9M Grant - The Clarion Ledger