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Centers and Institutes

By gathering together scientists and physicians who share a drive to answer questions about the same diseases, research becomes more powerful, collaborations grow stronger and larger-scale projects become possible.

Adding a clinical care dimension to a center or institute already focused on one disease gives patients access to the experts who work at the frontiers of the field.

Centers and institutes at UMMC are described as follows:

  • Institutes: Institutes are large multidisciplinary programs involved in all 3 missions and by definition involve multi-departmental collaboration.
  • Centers: Centers are programs that have predominant education and/or research functions or are equally involved in all three missions of health care, education, and research.
  • Clinical centers: The primary purpose of clinical centers is to provide and coordinate health care for a specific patient population or specific health issue. Clinical centers may also have education and research functions, but their primary purpose is health care delivery.
  • Externally designated centers: Clinical centers or institutes designated as centers or institutes as part of a national network. This designation may be based on UMMC facilities or services, quality of care, etc. Grant-funded centers or institutes that operate as traditional centers or institutes generally would not fall under this category.

Each of UMMC's many centers and institutes is dedicated to creating a healthier Mississippi.