Faculty and staff invited to learn more about Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research opportunities

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The Office of Research and Economic Development invites faculty and staff to the following seminar:

Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research: Research Resources and Funding Opportunities

Featuring Dr. Joey Granger, Principal Investigator and MCCTR director, UMMC

Monday, October 4, 2021

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Virtual (WebEx information below)

Please join this seminar to learn about opportunities for pilot grants, mentor development, and community engagement training supported by a new 5-year NIH-funded partnership between MSU, UMMC, and other universities in Mississippi.

Mississippi has major challenges in its healthcare delivery and health outcomes. Each year, United Health Foundation ranks each state’s health status using 35 different measures. In its 2019 rankings, Mississippi ranked worst at 50th overall. Within those 35 measures, Mississippi ranked worst in infant mortality, low birthweight, children in poverty, clinical care, infectious disease, chronic kidney diseases, cardiovascular deaths, and Alzheimer deaths and “all determinants.”

The Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research (MCCTR) is an ambitious enterprise designed to successfully address Mississippi's clinical and translational research needs through its four MCCTR partner institutions: the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Tougaloo College, the University of Mississippi, the University of Southern Mississippi, and Mississippi State University. The Center is funded by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program Infrastructure for Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR) grant through the National Institute of General Medicine Sciences. This $19.8 million grant seeks to improve the health of Mississippians by providing the infrastructure needed to support research across this multi-institutional venture.

The MCCTR serves as a hub to increase the utilization of all research resources of the partner institutions to promote multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary clinical, translational, and community-engaged research projects. It is important that we build more transdisciplinary, inter-institutional teams to address our states leading challenges like obesity, cardiovascular disease, mental health disorders, and other conditions. Through a formal partnership with the MCCTR, MSU faculty/researchers in fields like biomedical engineering, industrial and systems engineering, textile sciences, applied economics, social and behavioral sciences, zoonotic disease, and many more areas will be better enabled to connect with scholars from other fields and institutions to do better, more impactful research directly related to Mississippians.



MEETING NUMBER: 2624 755 3096


Join by phone

+1-415-655-0001 US Toll

Access code: 262 475 53096

For additional information, please contact David Buys, MSU PI, MCCTR, 662-769-9830 or david.buys@msstate.edu or Lynn Taylor in the Office of Research and Economic Development at ltaylor@research.msstate.edu.

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