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UMMC research breaks funding record

UMMC research breaks funding record

For the second year in a row, UMMC received an all-time high dollar amount for extramural funding: $123.5 million from 392 awards and contracts. The funded projects, spanning from laboratory studies of obesity to COVID-19 prevention in the community, demonstrate the diversity and quality of research happening to make A Healthier Mississippi.

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School of Nursing graduate Patricia Dyre Kimble gives back by planning $1M gift

School of Nursing graduate Patricia Dyre Kimble gives back by planning $1M gift

A member of the School of Nursing’s Class of 1965, Kimble is funding an endowed chair, the second in the school. Kimble has a history of giving back to where her nursing career began. She and her late husband Rees “Skip” Kimble, had endowed the Patricia Dyre Kimble School of Nursing Scholarship in 2009.

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Diabetes drug shows promise as heart failure treatment

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine is the first to document an effective therapy for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Dr. Javed Butler, chair of the Department of Medicine and one of the study’s lead authors, discusses the clinical trial and why this drug may treat other conditions, too.

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Diabetes drug shows promise as heart failure treatment

Psychiatry can match drugs to DNA for made-to-measure treatments

Psychiatry can match drugs to DNA for made-to-measure treatments

At sixteen letters, it’s a long term with long-term implications: pharmacogenomics. At the Medical Center, it has extended its reach to the practice of psychiatry, enabling prescribers to better assign medications to patients, side-stepping side effects and expanding the potential for more personalized care.

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Upcoming Events

Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.

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New faculty join UMMC academic ranks

Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.

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UMMC staff receive service recognition

Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of Sept. 27-30.

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