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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 $110 million in sponsored programs 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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Third quarter grants and awards surpass $42 million

Third quarter grants and awards surpass $42 million

Monday, July 1, 2024

Faculty an staff received 121 funded grants and awards during the third quarter of fiscal year 2024, with several garnering multiple funded projects. Read More

TEACH Prize awardee Dr. Joey Granger, center, professor of physiology and biophysics, and Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, are flanked by representatives of Regions Bank: Walt Stephens, left, and Philip Blaylock.

‘Unmatched’ mentor, exemplary educators celebrated

Monday, May 6, 2024

Dr. Joey Granger’s long and illustrious career somehow acquired even more luster last week when he and 20 other outstanding faculty members received their due during the annual Nelson Order and Regions TEACH Prize salute. Read More


The University of Mississippi Medical Center's dynamic and growing research enterprise is led by Lee Bidwell, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research.

Lee Bidwell, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Shukla Faruque, left, a researcher in UMMC's Biobank, takes a blood sample from a participant in a COVID-19 research study, in UMMC's Clinical Research and Trials Unit.

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.

Dr. Shou-Ching Tang, who heads the UMMC Cancer Institute's Phase 1 clinical trials program, handles some of the documentation while his patient receives the infusion of a new drug he hopes will halt his cancer.

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.