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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

Malinda McBride, biorepository specialist III, draws a sample in the Biobank's laboratory.

Biobank builds up new leadership, research efforts

Monday, January 27, 2020

It’s in your blood: the solutions to some of our greatest questions on human health and disease. The UMMC Biobank aims to collect specimens from tens of thousands of people in order to create a library that health scientists can use to further their research. Read More

The Medical Center had 51 employee- and student-inventors between January 2018 and June 2019, far exceeding productivity from recent years. To recognize their accomplishments, UMMC hosted its first Intellectual Property Recognition Ceremony.

Inventors, innovations recognized during inaugural event

Thursday, November 21, 2019

UMMC celebrated 51 inventors on campus Tuesday as part of its first Intellectual Property Recognition Ceremony. Employees and students have produced a groundswell of innovations since 2018, illustrating the Medical Center’s creative spirit and dedication to finding new ways to build a healthier Mississippi. 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
Fremel Backus, Outstanding Research Support Staff Member

UMMC Outstanding Research Support Staff Member 

 Fremel Backus

An Intelligence Program Manager with the Center for Informatics and Analytics, Fremel is recognized by colleagues for his outstanding job performance, inspiring attitude and innovative contributions to the research team.
Learn more about Fremel.

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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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