• 01 May 2014

    UMMC’s Dr. John Hall Named SEC Professor of the Year

    JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. John Hall, a professor and administrator at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been named the Southeastern Conference’s 2014 Professor of the Year in recognition of his excellence both in the classroom and as a topflight obesity and cardiovascular researcher.  Read more →

    • 20 Mar 2014

    Startup Weekend Video

    Insight Park recently hosted Startup Weekend, a global grassroots movement which seeks to empower entrepreneurs. Over the course of the weekend, teams create and develop business plans which cover all areas of a venture startup including business model creation, coding, designing and market validation. The weekend ends with team presentations and feedback from local entrepreneurial leaders.    Read more →

    • 22 Jan 2014

    Project to improve collaboration between Japan and U.S. pharmacists

    OXFORD, Miss. – Scott Malinowski, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Mississippi, traveled to Japan in December to visit Okayama University School of Pharmacy as part of an educational project that may lead to deeper future partnerships.  Read more →

    • 13 Dec 2013

    Doctors at UMMC Complete State’s First Pancreas Transplant

    JACKSON, Miss. – Building on the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s record of firsts, surgeons transplanted a pancreas and kidney into a 49-year-old man on Thursday night, marking the first such event for the state and final piece of UMMC’s abdominal transplant line.  Read more →

    • 09 Dec 2013

    Heart studies in Mississippi, Massachusetts to join forces

    JACKSON, Mississippi -- Heart studies in Massachusetts and Mississippi are teaming up to better understand why people respond differently to treatments for cardiovascular disease.  Read more →

    • 31 Oct 2013

    New UM Doctoral Program Aims to Help Recovery from Brain Injuries

    OXFORD, Miss. – Concussions and other head injuries, including those suffered by football players and military personnel in combat, have attracted widespread attention in recent years. To help address these problems, the University of Mississippi’s School of Education has launched a new Ph.D. program with a neuroscience component.  Read more →

    • 29 Oct 2013

    UM scientists and collaborators publish article in prestigious National Academy of Sciences journal

    Report Reveals Human Health Potential of Endangered Plant Species

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    • 05 Aug 2013

    Bringing research dollars, treatment to cancer fight

    The University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Institute has long been a Mecca for patients who want access to cutting edge cancer treatments. And in the four years since prominent cancer researcher Dr. Lucio Miele has been at the helm as director, it is also increasingly becoming a draw for millions of dollars in cancer research funds.  Read more →

    • 24 Jul 2013

    UM Chemist Lands $650,000 NSF Career Development Grant

    OXFORD, Miss. – Amala Dass, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a $650,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program grant from the National Science Foundation.
    The prestigious five-year grant allows Dass and his students to continue research in the study of gold alloy nanomolecules and to launch and sustain a summer chemistry research program for Mississippi high school students.

    “Dr. Dass is synthesizing and studying interesting nanomaterials that are made from microscopic gold particles and sulfur compounds called thiols that have unusual architectures and interesting electronic properties,” said Charles L. Hussey, chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. “These gold nanoparticles may have applications in everything from microelectronics to drug delivery systems.”

    Dass, who joined UM’s faculty in 2009, said, “Besides God’s goodness, the credit goes to my graduate students, then my mentors, and the overwhelming support from the chemistry department and the university. I enjoy working with students and preparing them to compete with the best nationally and to make a difference locally. This grant makes it possible to do more, but none of this would be possible without my graduate student team, Chanaka Kumara, Vijay Jupally, David Crasto, Praneeth Nimmalla, Nuwan Kothalawala and Asantha Dharmaratne.”

    Faculty Early Career Development Program grants are awarded to junior “teacher-scholars” who exemplify the role of “scholar” through outstanding peer-reviewed research; who exemplify the role of “teacher” in the classroom; and who seamlessly integrate the two activities to provide student experiences rich in both education and research.  Read more →

    • 16 May 2013

    Human Clinical Efficacy Data for ChromaDex's Patented pTeroPure (pterostilbene) to be Presented at American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research 2012 Scientific Sessions

    IRVINE, Calif. and OXFORD, Miss.
    ChromaDex Corporation (OTCBB: CDXC), an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary, science-based solutions and ingredients to the dietary supplement, food & beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries announced today that the human clinical data for its patented pTeroPure (pterostilbene) study was accepted for presentation at the High Blood Pressure Research 2012 Scientific Sessions, sponsored by the American Heart Association's Council for High Blood Pressure Research and Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease. The presentation will be September 20, 2012, in Washington, D.C.   Read more →