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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. Michael Ryan, professor of physiology and biophysics, smiles while displaying his 2019 Regions TEACH Prize.

Physiologist claims UMMC's top educator honor

Thursday, May 9, 2019

In the lab, classroom and community, Dr. Mike Ryan has dedicated his time to training young scientists. On Tuesday, UMMC presented the Regions TEACH Prize, the institution’s highest honor for educational excellence, to Ryan during a ceremony that recognized UMMC's 2019 Nelson Order inductees. Read More

Ralph Page of Byram, left, a Jackson Heart Study participant, talks about his experiences with the JHS during the Community Engagement Center launch Feb. 16. Other panel participants included JHS members, from left, Rev. James Sims, Tommie Winters and Barbara Jackson.

Community, training centers add to Jackson Heart Study's mission

Thursday, February 21, 2019

On Feb. 16, the Jackson Heart Study formally launched its Community Engagement Center, a new component that expands the study's ability to translate its findings into better cardiovascular health. The JHS’s new Graduate Training and Education Center at UMMC is also preparing for its first cohort of students. 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
Eldrin Bhanat, Outstanding Research Support Staff Member

UMMC Outstanding Research Support Staff Member 

 Eldrin Bhanat, MD, MPH

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

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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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