Mississippi is the buckle of the nation’s stroke belt with the highest cardiovascular mortality rate in the country. A first-of-a-kind national study is examining why some people who suffer mild, disabling strokes aren’t getting a drug that “busts” clots that block blood flow to their brains. Dr. Rebecca Sugg, associate professor of neurology, knows they would benefit from it. She’s working to help ensure they get the treatment they need.
One could say Andrew Tran's academic career began from well behind the starting line: He didn't know English when he emigrated to the U.S. at age 14. That didn’t stop him from finishing at the top of his class in the School of Dentistry.
The scientific and professional skillset Dr. Kasi McPherson gained as a Ph.D. student in medical pharmacology is serving her well as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. She credits her strong mentorship and the support of the UMMC School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences for her success.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming weeks at the Medical Center.