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2021 Robert Smith, MD, Graduate Scholars

The Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center at UMMC is a two-year research mentoring and training program funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Designed for doctoral and health professional students who are considering careers in cardiovascular health sciences, the program allows students to observe and participate in the research process alongside mentors from leading research institutions.

Creating a Healthier Mississippi Through Research Training and Mentoring


Emily Gravlee
Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Mississippi


Emberly “Katelyn” Jackson
University of Mississippi Medical Center


Saara Nasruddin
Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Mississippi


Rashun Jamal Miles
Social Welfare
University of Mississippi