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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 [...]

Celebrating the 2021 class of Mississippi INBRE Outreach Scholars

2021-09-01T18:32:48-05:00September 1st, 2021|

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 [...]

Mississippi Academy of Sciences 2021

2022-11-17T11:23:09-06:00August 16th, 2021|

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 [...]

Mississippi INBRE Hosts Inaugural Mississippi Health Disparities Conference

2022-11-09T10:33:47-06:00August 16th, 2021|

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, [...]

WJTV features Mississippi Health Disparities Conference 2021

2021-08-11T20:14:29-05:00August 11th, 2021|

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 [...]

WXXV25 features Mississippi Health Disparities Conference 2021

2021-08-10T20:24:07-05:00August 10th, 2021|

Gulfport, Mississippi-based news station WXXV25 covered the inaugural Mississippi Health Disparities Conference in a feature that was broadcast over the local cable TV network on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. The feature includes an interview with Dr. Jennifer Lemacks, director of the Mississippi INBRE Telenutrition center, concerning the importance of the conference in addressing health disparities [...]

WLOX interviews Dr. Stephen Farrow about Mississippi Health Disparities Conference 2021

2021-08-10T14:12:24-05:00August 10th, 2021|

In preparation for Mississippi Health Disparities Conference 2021, WLOX news anchor Bill Elliot interviewed MHD2021 session chair Dr. Stephen Farrow about the conference to get more information about its focus and mission. Elliot and Dr. Farrow discuss the state of health disparities in Mississippi, why MHD2021 is a step forward in addressing those disparities, and [...]

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