Join us for the inaugural Mississippi Health Disparities Conference 2021, sponsored by the Mississippi INBRE network, to be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center in Biloxi, Mississippi.
MHD2021 will offer workshops, research posters, evidence-based educational sessions, and an exhibitor pavilion, as well as opportunities for working group meetings.
Our goal is to increase the understanding and awareness that chronic diseases affecting Mississippians are PREVENTABLE and REVERSIBLE with healthy lifestyle modification.
As we have all witnessed across Mississippi, the unexpected devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical need to accelerate the implementation of healthy lifestyle choices for all.
Many of the chronic diseases that increase risk of severe COVID-19 infection, including coronary artery disease, hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and obesity are not only preventable but also reversible with intensive lifestyle modification.
Mississippi INBRE Telenutrition Center is now accepting applications for its 2021 summer research program. The Mississippi INBRE Outreach Scholars program is a 10-week community-based research program for Mississippi college students. The program is a perfect opportunity for students who need or want to gain hands-on research experience.
Applications are due January 29, 2021. For detailed information and application, please visit here.
This year the Golden Eagle Intertribal Society, the Center for American Indian Research and Studies and Mississippi INBRE Telenutrition Center have come together to serve our indigenous community members. Just like many Native American tribes across the U.S., the Choctaw children of the Bogue Homa community have been significantly impacted by the effects of COVID-19 and many will be missing family members at their gatherings during this holiday season. At this time, we are asking the USM community to help us collect new unwrapped toys and books for 121 children of all ages (0-18).
There are three ways to get involved:
(1) Drop off unwrapped toys or books at the School of Kinesiology and Nutrition, Joseph Greene Hall 304.
(2) Purchase a toy/book from the Amazon Wish List.
(3) Send a monetary donation using the Cash App to $BokHoumaToyDrive.
We kindly request that donations and toys/books be submitted or dropped off by end of business day on Wednesday, December 16th.