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Open Arms Healthcare Center Celebrates Hattiesburg Site Opening

  • November 11, 2021
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Open Arms Healthcare Center has taken a revolutionary step towards creating a healthier Mississippi. In conjunction with Mississippi INBRE at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and My Brother’s Keeper, Inc., a new Open Arms Healthcare Center clinic opened in downtown Hattiesburg Oct. 1. Practitioners, educators, and researchers will work together on-site to provide Hattiesburg […]

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Open Arms Healthcare Center Holds COVID-19 Vaccine Drive for Hattiesburg Residents

  • November 11, 2021
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Open Arms Healthcare Center (OAHCC) is determined to vaccinate Mississippi against COVID-19. On Saturday, October 2, the organization hosted a vaccine drive at the parking lot of Hardy Street Baptist Church in downtown Hattiesburg. As a bonus, each of those who received the vaccine from Open Arms got a $50 gift card for both the […]

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Dr. Lianna Li: Improving Chemotherapy

  • September 24, 2021
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Ranging from hair loss to decreased fertility, chemotherapy is well known to have severe negative side effects. Mississippi INBRE funded researcher Dr. Lianna Li is on a mission to improve its effectiveness while also decreasing these side effects. An Assistant Professor of Biology at Tougaloo College, Dr. Li received a Research Initiation Award (RIA) earlier […]

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Eye Tracking: The Future of Concussion Diagnosis

  • September 17, 2021
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Will coaches one day be able to diagnose concussions on the field? Mississippi INBRE funded researcher Dr. Nicolas Brunet, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Millsaps College, recently received a grant from the NIH to further his research into using eye tracking to diagnose concussions. The grant has major implications for the future of concussion diagnosis. […]

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Celebrating the 2021 Class of Mississippi INBRE Service Scholars

  • September 13, 2021
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Congratulations to the 2021 class of Mississippi INBRE Service Scholars (MISS)! This year’s class is known as the “21 Jewels,” not only because the group numbered 21 scholars in the year 2021, but because of their exceptional performance in the face of adversity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. MISS is a paid summer internship program […]

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Mississippi INBRE funded undergrad wins oral presentation award at MAS 2021

  • September 1, 2021
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Zithlaly Amezquita thought she missed something. A 15-minute oral presentation goes by pretty quickly, so Amezquita racked her brain to see if she had covered everything. “Did I say that line?” she asked herself. “Did I forget to mention this?” But Amezquita’s anxiety washed away after she talked with Dr. Ghanshyam Heda, her mentor, and […]

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Celebrating the 2021 class of Mississippi INBRE Outreach Scholars

  • September 1, 2021
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Join us in celebrating the 2021 class of Mississippi INBRE Outreach Scholars. This year’s class concluded the summer in an exceptional way- demonstrating strength, determination, and academic excellence despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The scholars’ key achievement was presenting their research posters at the inaugural Mississippi Health Disparities 2021 conference. They spent the entire summer with […]

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Mississippi Academy of Sciences 2021

  • August 16, 2021
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Mississippi INBRE sponsored the 85th annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences Meeting, held on August 5-6, 2021, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi, MS. The meeting hosted over 100 presentations as well as over 300 speakers despite the COVID-19 pandemic. It is estimated that over 600 attended the conference, including Mississippi State […]

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Mississippi INBRE Hosts Inaugural Mississippi Health Disparities Conference

  • August 16, 2021
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The Mississippi IDeA Network of Biological Research Excellence held its inaugural Mississippi Health Disparities Conference on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi, MS. The conference brought together Mississippi State Department of Health officials, medical industry leaders, and students from Mississippi INBRE’s summer scholar programs for presentations, workshops, […]

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WJTV features Mississippi Health Disparities Conference 2021

  • August 11, 2021
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Jackson, Mississippi-based news station WJTV covered the inaugural Mississippi Health Disparities Conference in a feature that was broadcast over the local cable TV network on Monday, August 2, 2021. The piece goes over the focus of the conference, eliminating health disparities in Mississippi that increase the risk of contracting COVID-19, as well as mentions two […]

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