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Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center

Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center

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.

 

Seminar Announcement

Thursday, October 26, 2017
12:00 1 :00 p.m.
Room CW308 - Classroom Wing

"Role of Cell Specific Mineralocorticoid Receptor Activation in
Cardiovascular Stiffness and Impared Relaxation"

Presented by: James Sowers, MD
Thomas W. and Joan F. Burns Missouri Chair in Diabetology
Professor of Medicine and Physiology
Director, Center for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Health
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Columbia, OH

 

For more information

  • Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center
    Department of Physiology and Biophysics
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
    2500 N. State St.
    Jackson, MS 39216
    (601) 984-1801