Mississippi INBRE Funded Researcher Published in Major Research Journal

2022-09-08T18:52:29-05:00April 18th, 2022|

Mississippi INBRE funded researcher Dr. Debarshi Roy and his multi-university team of faculty researchers were recently published in Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, a major biochemical and biophysical research journal with an impact factor of 3.575 and acceptance rate of only 17%. An Associate Professor of Biology at Alcorn State University, Dr. Roy’s study is [...]

Mississippi INBRE Funds K-12 STEM Education

2022-09-08T18:46:54-05:00April 8th, 2022|

Mississippi INBRE recently awarded a grant totaling nearly $2,500 to Mt. Salus Christian School, a private K-12 school based in Clinton, MS. Mt. Salus used the grant to purchase materials for multiple STEM-focused classes, ranging from simple wrenches and screwdrivers to microscopes and even robots. Mt. Salus reports that these materials have made a profound [...]

Mississippi INBRE Sponsors 86th Annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences Meeting

2022-11-17T11:18:54-06:00April 5th, 2022|

Mississippi INBRE sponsored the 86th annual Mississippi Academy of Sciences Meeting, held on March 31, 2022 – April 1, 2022, at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center in Biloxi, MS. The meeting hosted over 400 presentations in oral and poster format, as well as 19 additional speakers. Over 1,200 attended the conference, including Mississippi State Department [...]

Mississippi INBRE Telenutrition Center Director Offers Expertise on $2.6 million NIH Grant

2022-06-09T16:44:06-05:00February 11th, 2022|

    A multi-university team of faculty members and community leaders recently recruited University of Southern Mississippi (USM) health professor and Mississippi IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Telenutrition Center Director Dr. Jennifer L. Lemacks to collaborate on a $2.6 million NIH grant. The five-year grant will be used to compare strategies for applying [...]

Open Arms Healthcare Center Celebrates Hattiesburg Site Opening

2022-05-04T17:31:33-05:00November 11th, 2021|

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 [...]

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

2022-09-08T22:09:42-05:00November 11th, 2021|

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 [...]

Dr. Lianna Li: Improving Chemotherapy

2022-09-08T22:11:22-05:00September 24th, 2021|

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 [...]

Eye Tracking: The Future of Concussion Diagnosis

2021-09-17T19:15:22-05:00September 17th, 2021|

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. [...]

Celebrating the 2021 Class of Mississippi INBRE Service Scholars

2021-09-13T21:42:07-05:00September 13th, 2021|

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 [...]

Mississippi INBRE funded undergrad wins oral presentation award at MAS 2021

2021-09-01T19:22:30-05:00September 1st, 2021|

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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