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Angelena Sharp, a clinical research nurse, completes a blood draw from Keith Hodges, a research participant in the Clinical Research Trials Unit.

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

AARP report: Heart health can lead to brain health

A new AARP report explains why taking care of your heart can also protect your brain. Dr. Tom Mosley, one of 11 experts who helped produce the guidelines, discusses the connection between cardiovascular disease and dementia and how The MIND Center’s research contributed to the AARP's report.

Published on Thursday, February 13, 2020

Biobank builds up new leadership, research efforts

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.

Published on Monday, January 27, 2020

Inventors, innovations recognized during inaugural event

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.

Published on Thursday, November 21, 2019

Research excellence awards mark faculty, staff achievements

Twenty-two faculty and staff were recognized for their success in gaining extramural funding and their contributions to the Medical Center’s research mission during the Office of Research's Excellence in Research Awards ceremony Friday, Oct. 25.

Published on Monday, October 28, 2019

Patents, trademarks display UMMC’s innovation

Published on Monday, September 23, 2019

Small, large lesion pairing accelerates cognitive decline

Published on Thursday, September 19, 2019

Postdocs drive research, training at UMMC

Published on Thursday, September 19, 2019

Office of Clinical Trials coordinates, optimizes research process

Published on Thursday, August 15, 2019

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

Published on Monday, July 29, 2019

First tooth controls where and when the rest come in

Published on Monday, June 17, 2019

Study seeks to understand RURAL residents' health challenges

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2019

New study at UMMC to explore disease risk factors in rural South

Published on Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Physiologist claims UMMC's top educator honor

Published on Thursday, May 9, 2019

UMMC researcher’s pioneering work gives rise to new severe depression drug

Published on Thursday, March 21, 2019

Community, training centers add to Jackson Heart Study's mission

Published on Thursday, February 21, 2019

More accessible research partnerships lead to greater medical progress

Published on Monday, February 18, 2019

SPRINT study shows lowering BP may help memory, cognition

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2019

Sepsis study’s design “future” of clinical trials

Published on Thursday, December 27, 2018

Clinical trial for marijuana-derived drug under way at UMMC

Published on Thursday, November 8, 2018

Microbiology meeting embraces more disciplines, young scientists

Published on Thursday, November 8, 2018

A “beRi” good project wins Hackathon prize

Published on Monday, November 5, 2018

Annual awards ceremony recognizes research achievements

Published on Thursday, October 25, 2018

Mental health access hotline gets $2.3M HRSA grant

Published on Thursday, October 18, 2018