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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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Photos: Putts, pups and Sir Saint - SFC brings fun from the fairway

Photos: Putts, pups and Sir Saint - SFC brings fun from the fairway

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Professional golfers, PGA TOUR Wives Association representatives, therapy dogs and New Orleans Saints cheerleaders and mascot all swung by UMMC to brighten the week for Children’s Hospital patients and their families. Sanderson Farms Championship play begins today at the Country Club of Jackson, with the winner to be determined Sunday afternoon. Read More

Researchers from The MIND Center published an article in the Annals of Internal Medicine showing small lesions, or infarctions, in the brain may increase the rate of cognitive decline as people age.

Small, large lesion pairing accelerates cognitive decline

Thursday, September 19, 2019

A new paper from UMMC scientists at The MIND Center shows small brain lesions may have an outsized influence on memory and language loss as people age. Once largely ignored by physicians, the presence of these small infarctions could be just as important as larger ones in predicting cognitive decline. Read More


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.