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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 research program 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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Tanya Tucker, R.N., an educator in the UMMC Center for Telehealth, demonstrates how patients can record their blood pressure from home.

Clinical trial explores managing hypertension from home

Monday, October 15, 2018

Hypertension threatens thousands of Mississippians whose lives depend on keeping it in check. A study by a Medical Center research team is exploring the safety and feasibility of patients with high blood pressure taking their own readings at home and transmitting them via wireless technology to their electronic health records. Read More

Among the several UMMC faculty using elastin-like polypeptides to study new ways to treat disease are, from left, Dr. Lee Bidwell, Dr. Alejandro Chade, Dr. Drazen Raucher, Dr. Eric George, Dr. Amol Janorkar and Dr. Parminder Vig.

Medical Center among ELP research, patent leaders

Monday, October 1, 2018

UMMC now holds five patents associated with elastin-like polypeptides, a versatile family of synthetic molecules that could change how diseases are treated. The efforts of multiple UMMC faculty members have resulted in a portfolio of ELP-related intellectual property that is one of the largest in the United States. 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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