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In May 2021, the Mississippi Core, along with the Oktibbeha and Panola Community Advisory Boards, hosted a virtual event titled High Blood Pressure & Stroke Awareness in the COVID-19 Era & Beyond, raising awareness for common questions and beyond
You can rewatch this virtual event, hosted by the Oktibbeha and Panola Community Advisory Boards, along with the Mississippi Core of The RURAL Study, from February 2021
Drs. David McManus, Mahasin Mujahid, and Shauntice Allen present at NHLBI’s Diagnostics and Disease Management Tools for Use in Underserved Population workshop
Jump ahead to the 3 hour 30 minute mark to see Drs. David McManus, Mahasin Mujahid, and Shauntice Allen present at NHLBI's Diagnostics and Disease Management Tools for Use in Underserved Population workshop from April 2021
UAB's Dr. Shauntice Allen joins The New 100.9 ALEX-FM WALX for their Local Focus Special Feature, where she discusses the RURAL Heart and Lung Study coming to Dallas County. Be on the look out to participate via an invitation in the mail sent out to randomly selected people.
RURAL Study billboards were put up in both Selma and Wilcox County in late 2020. Dr. Shauntice Allen, the PI of the Alabama State Core, recorded radio advertisements at a local radio station in Valley Grand to promote the Study. The radio advertisements have aired in Dallas County since November... More
For most of the 20th Century, experts hailed the health benefits of country living. Fresh air, less-crowded living conditions and homegrown food sources were lauded as a preferable alternative to urban living.
Bascom K. Reprinted with permission of the Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association, 2019;61(5):148-149. RURAL study begins outreach and community engagement in North Mississippi Click here to download the article
At this TEDxBeaconStreetSalon event, Dr. Vasan Ramachandran, PI of The RURAL Study, discusses health inequities in rural areas
Page 6 in the March issue of Mississippi RURAL Health Association's Crossroads discusses UMMC's local engagements that researchers engaged in so far.
In an effort to understand why people born in rural communities in the South live shorter and less healthy lives than their counterparts elsewhere in the same counties as well as across the country, researchers from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and partner institutions announced May 22 the launch... More