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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 Seminar


"The Emerging Role of Epigenetics in Cardiometabolic Disease"

Presented by Ryan Irvin, PhD, MS
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology
School of Public Health
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Thursday, April 12, 2018
12 -1 p.m., Room CW308 - Classroom Wing
For more information, contact Lisa Boney (601) 815-8996

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