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Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center

Administrative Core

The Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center (CMDRC) has diverse functions and is comprised of multiple components, including four junior investigator research projects, a Pilot Grant Program, a Mentoring and Education Program, administrative units, and two Research Resource Cores. Essential functions of the Administrative Core (Core A) are to coordinate and provide support for all Center activities, develop and implement mentoring and education programs, and interface with the NIGMS, UMMC administration, the UMMC Grants and Contracts office, the departments represented in the CMDRC, and the investigators and trainees of the Center.

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John E. Hall, PhD, Director
Arthur C. Guyton Professor and Chair
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Director, Mississippi Center for Obesity Research
Office phone: (601) 984-1801
Email: jehall@umc.edu 
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Joey P. Granger, PhD, Co-Director
Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor 
Director, Cardiovascular-Renal  Research Center
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Dean, School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences
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Luis A. Juncos, MD, Co-Director
John D. Bower Chief of Nephrology
Billy S. Guyton Distinguished Professor 
Professof of Medicine/Nephrology
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Catherine Kaime, Grant Adminstrator
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Office phone: (601) 815-0817
Email: ckaime@umc.edu 
Stephanie Lucas, Director of Research Operations
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Office phone: (601) 984-1801
Email: slucas@umc.edu 
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Kary Sims, Research Operations Specialist
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Office phone: (601) 984-1805
Email: ksims@umc.edu 
Brent Shows, Senior Application Support Analyst
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Office phone: (601) 984-1808
Email: bshows@umc.edu