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UMMC Research: Discovering tomorrow’s cures today.

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UMMC 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 $82 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.”

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Even during pandemic, UMMC Research hits record heights

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

COVID-19 wreaked havoc in 2020, but the research enterprise at UMMC didn't just survive the pandemic: It thrived, thanks to teamwork across the organization, a dedication to basic science and collaborations between researchers and clinicians. Read More

Kristen Smith, a Summer Undergraduate Research Experience student, explains her project to Dr. Michael Ryan during the SURE Symposium in summer 2019. SURE is a pipeline training program that is part of the Mississippi Diversity in Hypertension and Cardiorenal Research Program, which was recently awarded a “Perfect 10” score by a National Institutes of Health review committee.

Doubly perfect: NIH bestows highest marks to UMMC Research

Monday, December 28, 2020

Nobody's perfect - unless they're members of UMMC Research. The quality of the Medical Center's research mentorship training programs received top billing from the NIH, which issued "Perfect 10" scores to the Hypertension and Cardiorenal Diseases Research Training Program and the Mississippi Diversity in Hypertension and Cardiorenal Research Program. Read More


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.