The Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is supported by a five-year award (P20GM104357) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The NIGMS is a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that supports thematic, multidisciplinary Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) across the country through its Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program.
Cardiovascular, renal and metabolic diseases are inextricably linked and are the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in the United States, especially in Mississippi which has the highest prevalence in the nation of these diseases. These disorders usually cluster together and are highly interdependent. For example, obesity and associated metabolic disorders, such as diabetes, are major causes of cardiovascular and renal disease.
A major objective in developing the Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center is to provide infrastructure for a multidisciplinary, diverse group of basic, clinical and population scientists working on the common synergistic theme of obesity, cardiorenal and metabolic diseases and to facilitate their collaborations.
"Lipoprotein Lipase: An Evolving Story on How Tissue Specific Regulation of the Enzyme Relates to Metabolism and Beyond "
Robert H. Eckel, MDCharles A. Boettcher Endowed Chair in AtherosclerosisProfessor of Medicine - Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & DiabetesInterim Vice Chancellor for ResearchAnschutz Medical Center, University of Colorado, DenverAurora, CO
Thursday, Nov. 8, 201812 -1 p.m., Room CW308 - Classroom WingFor more information, contact Catherine Kaime at (601) 815-0817