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.
Nobody's perfect - unless they're members of UMMC Research. The quality of the Medical Center's research mentorship training programs received top billing from the NIH, which issued "Perfect 10" scores to the Hypertension and Cardiorenal Diseases Research Training Program and the Mississippi Diversity in Hypertension and Cardiorenal Research Program.
UMMC will be one of 11 universities in as many states conducting work for the one-year, $12 million project. Dr. Caroline Compretta, assistant professor of preventive medicine, is the principal investigator for the UMMC Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities, or CEAL, site.