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UMMC Research: Discovering tomorrow’s cures today.

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University Research

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is leading the way in discoveries that improve the lives and communities of Mississippians and beyond.

Our faculty rank among the nation’s best in productivity for every dollar invested in our research programs, along with conducting world-renowned studies in heart disease, hypertension, neurocognitive disorders, perinatal diseases and the simulation of human physiology.

Our work is supported by more than $63 million in sponsored research funds each year, and is conducted in the departments of six schools, 30 research centers and institutes, UMMC’s six hospitals, statewide clinics and telehealth sites throughout our state and the world.

We’re working together to move promising research to the clinic quickly in our goal to “a healthier Mississippi.”

Featured News

Lillie Rose Hines of Braxton has her blood pressure measured by Pamela Burleson, nurse, at the Medical Center.

SPRINT study shows lowering BP may help memory, cognition

Thursday, February 7, 2019

The latest findings from the landmark Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial show that aiming for a blood pressure of 120/80 mmHg may help older adults ward off mild cognitive problems as they age. Read More

Dr. Brad Ingram, director of the Pediatric Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, is principal investigator of the clinical drug trial.

Clinical trial for marijuana-derived drug under way at UMMC

Thursday, November 8, 2018

A drug derived from marijuana is now the subject of a six-month clinical trial being conducted by UMMC and the UM School of Pharmacy. Researchers hope children participating in the trial will get relief from epileptic seizures with the drug made with cannabidiol extracted from marijuana grown by the UM School of Pharmacy’s National Center for Natural Products Research. Read More

Leadership

The University of Mississippi Medical Center's dynamic and growing research enterprise is led by Richard L. Summers, MD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research.

Richard Summers, MD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
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Clinical Trials

Clinical studies help bridge research and patient care by evaluating therapies, drugs and diagnostic tools to drive discoveries into clinical practice. Our researchers invite you to join them in their quest to improve the health of Mississippians by becoming a UMMC Research Partner.

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Research Administration

Our research administration teams help facilitate basic, clinical and population-based research at UMMC. Whether you are preparing a grant application, executing your project or filing a patent, these teams can help you navigate through the rules and regulations of the research process.

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Centers and Institutes

UMMC’s centers and institutes strive to create a healthier Mississippi. By gathering together scientists and physicians who share a drive to answer questions about the same diseases, research becomes more powerful, collaborations grow stronger and larger-scale projects become possible.

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