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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.”

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Sharron Vaughn, UMMC Biobank recruiter, draws blood from Travis Key of Jackson for the All of Us research study.

Office of Clinical Trials coordinates, optimizes research process

Thursday, August 15, 2019

As the Medical Center increases its clinical research capabilities, a new office aims to streamline regulatory processes, offer training and improve volunteer recruitment for clinical trials as part of UMMC's quest to make a healthier Mississippi. Read More

Dr. Suman Chandra, senior research scientist, checks plants at the National Center for Natural Products Research on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford.

Six-month cannabidiol drug trial at UMMC gets one-year extension

Monday, July 29, 2019

The clinical trial of a new marijuana-derived anti-seizure drug for children will continue into 2020. The drug, an oral cannabidiol, was analyzed for safety in the trial’s first six months. Called a success by researchers, the trial is now focused on the study of the drug’s effectiveness. 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
Deepti Patki, Outstanding Research Support Staff Member

UMMC Outstanding Research Support Staff Member 

 Deepti Patki, MS, CCRC

A Clinical Research Coordinator, Deepti was recognized by her colleagues for her outstanding job performance, inspiring attitude and innovative contributions to the research team.
Learn more about Deepti.

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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.