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  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing

    The Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) program was established at UMMC in December 2000. Since UMMC is the only academic health science campus in Mississippi, its GIS/RS program is unique - not duplicating, but complementing GIS/RS-related activities of health studies at other universities across the state.

    Availability of required software through the state license program greatly influenced the decision to establish this program. It became the first GIS and remote sensing program on an academic medical center in the country, and has been recognized nationally and internationally for its activities in the area of geospatial health.  

    For more information, contact Fazlay Faruque, PhD.

    Faculty and staff

    • Fazlay Faruque, Director of GIS and Remote Sensing / Professor 
      University of Mississippi Medical Center
      Room: R604
      Phone: (601) 815-9027 / (601) 984-4993
    • Michael S. Martin 
      Field Support Specialist - Associate 
      2500 N. State St., Z-109 
      Phone: (601) 815-5093 
    • Antonio Tate
      IT Support Analyst - Senior
      A-103, School of Nursing
      Phone: (601) 984-6224