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  • New Study: More Americans are giving up on losing weight

      

    Hazlehurst resident Barolyn Amos discusses a list of healthy foods with UMMC dietitian Paul Robertson during a regularly scheduled weight management meeting.
    Hazlehurst resident Barolyn Amos discusses a list of healthy foods with UMMC dietitian Paul Robertson during a regularly scheduled weight management meeting.

    As national obesity rates climb, fewer overweight Americans are trying to shed pounds, a new research study shows - perhaps because a heavier weight is becoming socially acceptable. In Mississippi, where one out of every three people is considered obese and chronic illness is rampant, it's troubling news. Researchers also found that with some people, it's not that they're satisfied with their weight. They've stopped trying after failing over and over again. Read more.....


     

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  • FEATURE NEWS


    MCOR – Leading Mississippi’s Efforts Against Obesity

    MCOR – Leading Mississippi’s Efforts Against Obesity

    The Mississippi Center for Obesity Research, located at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, is at the forefront our state's efforts to develop a better understanding of the science underlying obesity and to translate discoveries into specific prevention and treatment methods for obesity and related conditions in adults and children.   MCOR is also the centerpiece of an aggressive, coordinated strategy to bring together researchers, health-care providers, state and local governments,...

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  • Awards and Honors

    2016 Excellence Award


    Silver Level
    Romain Harmancey, Ph.D. 
    Bettina M. Beech, Dr.P.H. 

    Gold Level
    Jussara M. do Carmo, Ph.D. 
    Ji Li, Ph.D. 
    Jan Michael Williams, Ph.D.

    Platinum Level
    Merry L. Lindsey, Ph.D. 
    James G. Wilson, M.D.

    Discovery Award
    Michael E. Hall, M.D. (Early Career Investigator)
    Jennifer M. Sasser, Ph.D. (Early Career Investigator
    Alejandro R. Chade, M.D. (Translational Research Team)

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    The Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research (MCCTR), led by Dr. James Wilson, Professor of Physiology and Biology was funded in August by the National Institute of Health. This grant will provide the infrastructure needed to develop a cadre of clinical and population science investigators to address obesity and related disorders in Mississippi.  

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