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Taking part in research to promote better health outcomes for patients with diabetes are, from left, Natalie Wilson, a physiology and biophysics researcher; Osvaldo Gonzalez, a student in the School for Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences; and Laura Coats, a physiology and biophysics postdoctoral research fellow,

Study: Diabetes, COVID-19 combo riskier for Blacks, Hispanics

Monday, January 25, 2021

Chronic illnesses and comorbidities in Mississippi mean the state's prevalence of diabetes is very high. Not only can diabetes be life-threatening, but for Black and Hispanic patients infected with COVID-19, it can increase their chances of hospitalization and even death. Read More

Dr. Caroline Compretta, assistant professor of preventive medicine, received a $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study community engagement, trust and clinical trial participation in regards to COVID-19.

UMMC begins NIH study on COVID-19, community engagement

Monday, October 12, 2020

UMMC has received a $1 million grant to study trust and community engagement among groups disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The study plans to leverage academic and community organizations statewide to create effective health messaging and boost interest in clinical trials related to the current pandemic. Read More

As Mississippians with HIV age, their health risks increase

By 2030, about 70 percent of people living with HIV will be 50 or older. Diseases that come with age are more of a threat to that population. In Mississippi, stigma and lack of access can make health care harder to come by. UMMC offers several clinics and multidisciplinary care options to help those coping with HIV live their healthiest and longest lives.

Published on Monday, July 13, 2020

#UMMCGrad2020: New SOPH grad to tackle social health disparities

As a clinical pharmacist, Erika Webster gets to know her patients personally. She sees firsthand the challenges that can undermine their ability to manage chronic diseases. Lessons she's learned from the John D. Bower School of Population Health will give Webster the tools to help her patients live their healthiest lives.

Published on Friday, May 22, 2020

SOPH executive in residence shares population health expertise

The John D. Bower School of Population Health welcomed Heidi Margulis, a long-time government and regulatory affairs professional at Humana, to campus as the school’s first executive in residence. She spent last week sharing her experience improving population health throughout the country with a “one size fits none” approach.

Published on Monday, February 17, 2020

SOPH moves into new home, affirms commitment to healthier state

UMMC’s first new school in 15 years played host to a ribbon cutting and open house Tuesday. John D. Bower School of Population Health faculty and staff welcomed guests to tour the school's space in the Translational Research Center.

Published on Thursday, November 7, 2019

Grant funding boosts HIV care access throughout Southeast

Published on Monday, September 16, 2019

Population health management graduates apply skills to practice

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2019

UMMC confers 853 degrees in health sciences professions

Published on Friday, May 24, 2019

#UMMCGrad19: First SOPH grads dig into data

Published on Thursday, May 23, 2019

Population Health lecture addresses sickness, wellness in U.S.

Published on Monday, April 8, 2019

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

Published on Thursday, February 21, 2019

EversCare food pantry partnership helps feed patients in need

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2019

People of the U: Alana Bowman, Dr. Jason Griggs

Published on Monday, February 4, 2019

Population Health invites UMMC Family to play BINGO

Published on Thursday, January 31, 2019

School of Population Health dispenses research expertise for charity medication network

Published on Monday, December 3, 2018

New degree helps clinicians master population health management

Published on Thursday, September 13, 2018

NHLBI renews landmark Jackson Heart Study for six more years

Published on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Lacking concussion system, Mississippi athletes in contact sports at risk

Published on Thursday, August 30, 2018

Lifestyle management, chronic diseases go hand in hand

Published on Monday, April 30, 2018

New treatment collaborative pinpoints pre-diabetics early

Published on Monday, April 16, 2018

Population health expert to talk Mississippi moon shots, diabetes

Published on Monday, April 9, 2018

Photos: UMMC hits the pavement for National Walking Day

Published on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Revamped menu, mindful choices give cafeteria patrons healthy options

Published on Thursday, February 22, 2018

'A healthier Mississippi' goal of new residency program

Published on Thursday, January 11, 2018