Biomedical Research

Mississippi IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (MS-INBRE)

The Mississippi-INBRE network seeks to enhance research competitiveness in the State and engage talented investigators and students in biomedical research projects that will impact the health of the citizens of Mississippi. The scientific focus of the MS-INBRE is obesity, cancer, and sexually transmitted diseases. Managed by the University of Southern Mississippi (USM), MS-INBRE is funded by a grant from the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS/NIH). See

Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2014: Sustaining Excellence

Program: The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) plays a powerful role in advancing science education in the United States. According to the HHMI, the science education program supports initiatives with the power to transform education in the life sciences for all students.  Their objectives are to recruit and develop talented students who will become the future leaders of science education and to promote scientific literacy among all students.

NIH- Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15)

Program:  The purpose of the Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is to stimulate research in educational institutions that provide baccalaureate or advanced degrees for a significant number of the Nation's research scientists, but that have not been major recipients of NIH support.  The University of Mississippi is eligible!