The Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research is an ambitious enterprise designed to promote the success of research focusing on all major diseases that impact Mississippians at three CCTR partner institutions - the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Tougaloo College, and the University of Southern Mississippi. Our mission is to develop a powerful and sustainable research enterprise that will have an important public health impact by reducing obesity and its complications as well as health disparities in Mississippi.
The center is funded by an Institutional Development Award Program Infrastructure for Clinical and Translational Research grant through the National Institute of General Medicine Sciences. This $19.8 million grant seeks to improve the health of Mississippians by providing the infrastructure needed to support research projects across this multi-institutional venture.
Dr. Matthew Kutcher, assistant professor of trauma and critical care surgery, received a five-year NIH award, “Mitochondrial DNA in the Pathogenesis of Post-injury Coagulopathy,” in 2020. The grant explores underlying mechanisms of - and some potential therapies for - patients who become hypercoagulable during their recovery from injury, which puts them at risk for certain complications like deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.
Every day, Stephen Dawkins adds a tech twist to a routine check of his blood pressure from the comfort of his rural Warren County home. Dawkins puts on his blood pressure cuff, and the reading registers on a computer tablet with a Bluetooth connection. The data is transmitted from the tablet to his University of Mississippi Medical Center electronic health record.