The John D. Bower School of Population Health at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) was recently awarded a new contract for the Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center (GTEC). The UMMC GTEC contract has been awarded for five years starting August 13, 2018.
Goals and Objectives
The overall goals of the UMMC GTEC are to: 1) strengthen the research skills of graduate- and health professional students from groups underrepresented* in biomedical sciences to better prepare them for their professional careers, and to pursue careers in biomedical sciences; and 2) advance the science of research training and education of graduate students. The 2-year graduate-level certificate program will focus on cardiovascular epidemiology, cardiovascular health, minority health, health disparities, and careers in biomedical science by establishing the Robert Smith, MD Graduate Scholars Program, honoring one of the heroes of health and health care in Mississippi, Dr. Robert Smith.