Graduate Training and Education Center (UMMC)

The Jackson Heart Study (JHS) Graduate Training and Education Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC-GTEC) is a two-year research mentoring and training program for underrepresented doctoral and health professional students considering careers in cardiovascular health sciences (see NIH Notice NOT-OD-18-210). UMMC-GTEC is committed to cultivating the next generation of scientists and innovators who will be equipped to contribute to the discovery of new knowledge and equally committed to the dissemination and application of this information to diverse stakeholder groups. Our program is intentionally designed as an evidence-based, interactive research training and education program for graduate students enrolled in health-related degree programs from participating colleges and universities in Mississippi.

Each year, 8 students will be selected from a competitive pool of applicants enrolled in health-, STEM-, or social science-related doctoral/health professional programs at Mississippi Colleges and Universities. The 2-year program is intentionally designed to be an intense research and training experience. Selected Scholars will commit to attending a 5-day summer training institute for two consecutive summers, one mid-year meeting, participate in quarterly webinars, and travel to a Jackson Heart Study (JHS) Vanguard Center at Vanderbilt University or Johns Hopkins University. Additionally, selected scholars can expect to have continuous interaction with senior researchers and mentors throughout the 2-year program. Students will be mentored by nationally respected investigators from UMMC, UCLA, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt University, and UT Southwestern.

How to Apply

Interested students can apply for selection by following the link:







Contact us

Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center

John D. Bower School of Population Health

University of Mississippi Medical Center

2500 North State Street

Jackson, MS 39216

Phone: 601.815.9015