Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases Research Center

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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.


John E. Hall, PhD, Director
Arthur C. Guyton Professor and Chair
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Director, Mississippi Center for Obesity Research
(601) 984-1801 
granger,-joey---final-for-website.jpgJoey 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   
jones,-dan---cropped-2.jpgDaniel W. Jones, MD, Clinical Science Co-Director
Mr. and Mrs. Joe F. Sanderson Jr. Endowed Chair in
Obesity, Metabolic Diseases and Nutrition
Professor of Medicine and Physiology and Biophysics  
kaime,-catherine---140x175.jpgCatherine Kaime, Grant Administrator
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Office phone: (601) 815-0817


Stephanie Lucas, Director of Research Operations
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
(601) 984-1801


Brent Shows, Senior Application Support Analyst
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
(601) 984-1808



Kary Sims, Research Operations Specialist
Department of Physiology & Biophysics
(601) 984-1805