Innovative and integrated neuroscience curriculum
Cutting-edge research in spinal cord injury
The UMMC Neuro Institute is a multi-department, multi-institution collaborative with a mission to integrate high quality health care, ground-breaking research, and innovative educational programs within the field of neuroscience.
UMMC’s strength as an academic medical center makes it an ideal location to pursue collaborative and translational projects. The institute complements and builds upon existing areas of strength in neuroscience to discover new cures and develop improved treatments.
Established in 2016, we aim to:
Our members include researchers, educators, physicians and other health care providers in the departments of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences, Neurology, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, and Neurosurgery at UMMC, as well as the Methodist Rehabilitation Center.
Neuroscience is a broad field that encompasses all diseases of the nervous system. The Neuro Institute’s three focal points – addiction, neurotrauma and stroke – represent areas of opportunity for integration and growth of health care, research and education.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Thirty years ago, Dr. Ian Paul and a group of fellow young researchers had a hypothesis: that major depression has a connection with the brain neurotransmitter glutamate, and that drugs that block glutamate receptors would have an anti-depressive effect. It proved true, making possible the highly acclaimed drug esketamine, the first truly new depression treatment in three decades. Read More
Thursday, October 11, 2018
UMMC’s addiction program has reached a milestone. New faculty member Dr. Saurabh Bhardwaj, an addiction psychiatrist, is the Medical Center’s first provider to offer medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, for those coping with opioid use disorder. Read More
UMMC researcher’s pioneering work gives rise to new severe depression drug
Published on Thursday, March 21, 2019
Addiction psychiatrist expanding treatment for opioid use disorder
Published on Thursday, October 11, 2018
Medical Center among ELP research, patent leaders
Published on Monday, October 1, 2018
A class apart: Medical school breaks admissions record
Published on Monday, September 17, 2018
Lacking concussion system, Mississippi athletes in contact sports at risk
Published on Thursday, August 30, 2018
Clinical trial explores physical therapy for sports-related concussion, leg injury prevention
Published on Monday, August 20, 2018
UMMC Grenada offers first-time inpatient substance abuse detox program
Published on Monday, July 30, 2018
Class of 2018 is family friendly
Published on Thursday, May 31, 2018
The Neuro Institute will be a partner site with the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s StrokeBelt/StrokeNet initiative. As part of the partnership, NI agreed to maintain a screening log of stroke patients and communicate this information throughout the network to enhance clinical research trial screenings, enrollment and retention.
The Neuro Institute in conjunction with the Office of Research offers a Pilot Research Grant Program to support development of innovative, cutting-edge research across the spectrum of basic, translational, clinical and population-based neuroscience, and facilitate development of collaborative teams of scientists, clinicians and other health care professionals from multiple departments, schools and disciplines.
The Program in Neuroscience (PIN), an interdepartmental PhD degree program with collaborating faculty from both basic and clinical departments at the University of Mississippi Medical Center showed an improvement in student exam scores according to a report from the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). Neuroscience exam scores improved across the board from school-year 2016/17 to 2017/18.