The UMMC MIND Center - Mayo Clinic Study of Aging text is placed over an image of a brain alongside puzzle pieces
Main Content

The Study of Aging

The UMMC MIND Center - Mayo Clinic Study of Aging (SOA) is a research study about healthy aging and preserving thinking and physical abilities as people get older. The Memory Impairment and Neurodegenerative Dementia (MIND) Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is leading this study with our partner and research leader Mayo Clinic.

Building upon over two decades of research collaboration with investigators at Mayo Clinic, our new study is a landmark project seeking to provide critical answers for Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most complex, costly and heartbreaking diseases of our time. Taking part in this study could help make a difference for generations to come by leading to better prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for Alzheimer’s and other diseases that impact our ability to age successfully.

The Study of Aging will include Mississippi residents, aged 30 and older, who will be followed over time. Taking advantage of detailed evaluations on a large number of participants who are followed over many years, the study could impact our understanding of healthy aging and help to solve the puzzle of Alzheimer’s disease.

Principal Investigator

Thomas H. Mosley, PhD

Co-Principal Investigators

B. Gwen Windham, MD, MHS
Michael E. Griswold, PhD

IRB Protocol: 2018-0038

Blue puzzle pieces swirling on a black background

Why is This Study Important?

We still do not know why some people age in good health while others develop Alzheimer’s or other chronic diseases that shorten their lives. Our Study of Aging seeks to find those answers.

Learn more
Three smiling older adults.

Who Can Participate?

The Study of Aging is currently recruiting people who meet the following criteria:

Live in Mississippi

Aged 30 or older

Willing to come to the Gertrude C. Ford MIND Research Clinic in Jackson, Mississippi for evaluations approximately every 15-24 months

Learn more
A stylized image of a brain with puzzle pieces in blue on a white backtround

More Information

For more information about the study, please contact us:

Phone: (601) 984-6654


Contact us
Our Research Clinic

Located on the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, The Gertrude C. Ford MIND Research Center occupies 15,000 square feet on the first floor of the Translational Research Center. Convenient parking for research participants is located in front of the Translational Research Center or in Garage A directly across the street.

Learn more