Entries in research (4)

Sunday
Apr032011

Walk and Roll Raises $50,000 for Neuroscience Research

Produced by Jim Albritton | The second annual Walk and Roll on Methodist Rehabilitation Center's east campus in Flowood benefits the Wilson Research Foundation which funds neuorscience research at the Jackson, Mississippi hospital. This year's event raised $50,000 to fund brain injury, spinal cord injury and stroke research. For more information, go to Wilson Research Foundation.

 

Saturday
Jan152011

Protecting Memories | UMMC to Lead in $26 Million Nationwide Alzheimer's Study 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The University of Mississippi Medical Center and four collaborating academic medical centers have received a $26 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify risk factors for Alzheimer's and related forms of cognitive decline. The multi-year study, building on clinical data collected from 16,000 patient participants over 20 years, is expected to give researchers a unique window on the early physiological changes that might eventually culminate in Alzheimer's.

The NIH grant and the creation of the MIND Center (Memory Impairment and Neurodegenerative Dementia Research) was announced at a press conference at UMMC. Supporters of the new research center combating Alzheimer's disease and dementia also announced a $9 million campaign aimed at raising private funds to support its work.

Saturday
Jan152011

UMMC, Mayo Clinic Sign Agreement to Increase Research and Training 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Researchers from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mayo Clinic came together to sign a formal agreement to increase translational research and training between the the health institutions. For more information, go to http://www.umc.edu.

Saturday
Jan152011

Walk and Roll Benefits Neuroscience Research in Mississippi 

Produced by Jim Albritton | More than 400 people turned out for the Wilson Research Foundation's inaugural Walk and Roll fundraiser for neuroscience research at Methodist Rehabilitation Center. The event, which raised more than $30,000, was held at the Jackson hospital's east campus in Flowood, Mississippi. For more information, go to Wilson Foundation.