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Sharron Vaughn, UMMC Biobank recruiter, draws blood from Travis Key of Jackson for the All of Us research study.

Office of Clinical Trials coordinates, optimizes research process

Thursday, August 15, 2019

As the Medical Center increases its clinical research capabilities, a new office aims to streamline regulatory processes, offer training and improve volunteer recruitment for clinical trials as part of UMMC's quest to make a healthier Mississippi. Read More

Dr. Suman Chandra, senior research scientist, checks plants at the National Center for Natural Products Research on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford.

Six-month cannabidiol drug trial at UMMC gets one-year extension

Monday, July 29, 2019

The clinical trial of a new marijuana-derived anti-seizure drug for children will continue into 2020. The drug, an oral cannabidiol, was analyzed for safety in the trial’s first six months. Called a success by researchers, the trial is now focused on the study of the drug’s effectiveness. Read More

First tooth controls where and when the rest come in

What causes teeth to form two neat rows? According to a paper published by a UMMC faculty member, the first tooth sends messages that guide the formation of the rest of the dental row. Conducted in zebrafish, the research may help scientists understand tooth development in other species, including humans.

Published on Monday, June 17, 2019

Study seeks to understand RURAL residents' health challenges

UMMC has joined 15 other universities in a six-year, $21.4 million study aimed at understanding why people in rural areas of the southern U.S. have a higher risk of heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders. Sponsored by the NIH, the study will eventually recruit participants from two northern Mississippi counties.

Published on Thursday, May 30, 2019

Physiologist claims UMMC's top educator honor

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.

Published on Thursday, May 9, 2019

UMMC researcher’s pioneering work gives rise to new severe depression drug

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.

Published on Thursday, March 21, 2019

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

Published on Thursday, February 21, 2019

More accessible research partnerships lead to greater medical progress

Published on Monday, February 18, 2019

SPRINT study shows lowering BP may help memory, cognition

Published on Thursday, February 7, 2019

Sepsis study’s design “future” of clinical trials

Published on Thursday, December 27, 2018

Clinical trial for marijuana-derived drug under way at UMMC

Published on Thursday, November 8, 2018

Microbiology meeting embraces more disciplines, young scientists

Published on Thursday, November 8, 2018

A “beRi” good project wins Hackathon prize

Published on Monday, November 5, 2018

Annual awards ceremony recognizes research achievements

Published on Thursday, October 25, 2018

Mental health access hotline gets $2.3M HRSA grant

Published on Thursday, October 18, 2018

Clinical trial explores managing hypertension from home

Published on Monday, October 15, 2018

Medical Center among ELP research, patent leaders

Published on Monday, October 1, 2018

American Cancer Society honors Ruckdeschel with St. George Award

Published on Friday, September 21, 2018

NHLBI renews landmark Jackson Heart Study for six more years

Published on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Forum a HIT for UMMC's innovation efforts

Published on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Medicine chair urges DOM researchers to support clinical trials

Published on Thursday, April 12, 2018

New innovation center HITs ground running

Published on Monday, March 26, 2018

Medicine gains ‘Grade A mentor, human being’ as new department chair

Published on Thursday, March 22, 2018

Town hall to connect heart researchers, public

Published on Thursday, February 22, 2018

Genomics core an invaluable resource for Mississippi scientists

Published on Monday, February 5, 2018