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UMMC Research: Discovering tomorrow’s cures today.

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University Research

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is leading the way in discoveries that improve the lives and communities of Mississippians and beyond.

Our faculty rank among the nation’s best in productivity for every dollar invested in our research programs, along with conducting world-renowned studies in heart disease, hypertension, neurocognitive disorders, perinatal diseases and the simulation of human physiology.

Our work is supported by more than $63 million in sponsored research funds each year, and is conducted in the departments of six schools, 30 research centers and institutes, UMMC’s six hospitals, statewide clinics and telehealth sites throughout our state and the world.

We’re working together to move promising research to the clinic quickly in our goal to “a healthier Mississippi.”

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Dr. Susan Buttross, left, and Dr. Deborah Konkle-Parker received platinum medallions during the Excellence in Research Awards ceremony.

Research excellence awards mark faculty, staff achievements

Monday, October 28, 2019

Twenty-two faculty and staff were recognized for their success in gaining extramural funding and their contributions to the Medical Center’s research mission during the Office of Research's Excellence in Research Awards ceremony Friday, Oct. 25. Read More

Dr. Gene Bidwell, left, and Dr. Alejandro Chade are co-inventors of a technique to deliver drugs directly to the kidney, and a potential new therapeutic for chronic kidney disease.

Patents, trademarks display UMMC’s innovation

Monday, September 23, 2019

UMMC has received intellectual property rights for new techniques to treat kidney disease, diagnose and manage sepsis and provide remote emergency department services. These innovations are part of UMMC’s broader shift towards a more inventive culture. Read More

Leadership

The University of Mississippi Medical Center's dynamic and growing research enterprise is led by Richard L. Summers, MD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research.

Richard Summers, MD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Deepti Patki, Outstanding Research Support Staff Member

UMMC Outstanding Research Support Staff Member 

 Deepti Patki, MS, CCRC

A Clinical Research Coordinator, Deepti was recognized by her colleagues for her outstanding job performance, inspiring attitude and innovative contributions to the research team.
Learn more about Deepti.

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Clinical Trials

Clinical studies help bridge research and patient care by evaluating therapies, drugs and diagnostic tools to drive discoveries into clinical practice. Our researchers invite you to join them in their quest to improve the health of Mississippians by becoming a UMMC Research Partner.

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Research Administration

Our research administration teams help facilitate basic, clinical and population-based research at UMMC. Whether you are preparing a grant application, executing your project or filing a patent, these teams can help you navigate through the rules and regulations of the research process.

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Centers and Institutes

UMMC’s centers and institutes strive to create a healthier Mississippi. 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.

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