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August 2020

  1. Brian Tieu was awarded a $2000 grant for research by Southern Dames of Mississippi in June 2020.

  2. IMPACT the RACE: Improved Primary Care for the Rural Community through Medical Education, a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant, was awarded to the School of Medicine ($1.75 million for FY20-21 with $5.25 million recommended for future support). IMPACT the RACE is designed to enhance the education of all medical students to encourage them to choose residencies and careers in primary care in rural communities in Mississippi. Project activities include the development of community-based educational activities for medical students, support rural student recruitment and retention programs, development of extended rural community-based training activities, creation of a monitoring and advising system, training of UMMC and affiliate faculty, and the development of partnerships and affiliate faculty network. Dr. Loretta Jackson-Williams is the principal investigator.