Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center

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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.

Upcoming Grand Rounds Presentation


"Lipoprotein Lipase: An Evolving Story on How Tissue Specific Regulation of the Enzyme Relates to Metabolism and Beyond "

Presented by:

Robert H. Eckel, MD
Charles A. Boettcher Endowed Chair in Atherosclerosis
Professor of Medicine - Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes
Interim Vice Chancellor for Research
Anschutz Medical Center, University of Colorado, Denver
Aurora, CO

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
12 -1 p.m., Room CW308 - Classroom Wing
For more information, contact Catherine Kaime at (601) 815-0817

For more information