News and Events

Study Hiring a CT Technician in Mississippi

May, 2023

The RURAL Study is looking to hire a CT technologist who is licensed in the state of Mississippi to work in our mobile exam unit (MEU). Interested candidates should send resume to Mr. David Rhodes Please see the full job description he …

Updated Radio Advertisement Campaign

December, 2022

In December 2022, Dr. Shauntice Allen updated the radio advertisement used to promote the Study in Wilcox and Dallas Counties to thank participants and let people know that the study is still ongoing in Mississippi.

MEU Open House in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi (December 2022)

December, 2022

In December 2022, the Mississippi Core of the RURAL Study, OCH Regional Medical Center, the Mississippi Core Community Advisory Board (CAB), and Mississippi Core Resource Volunteers partnered together to carry out a kickoff program for the RURAL Study …

The MEU Has Moved to Oktibbeha County, Mississippi!

December, 2022

The MEU has officially moved to Oktibbeha County, Mississippi! The MEU is located in Starkville, Mississippi, with MEU exams now underway. We thank the people of Dallas and Wilcox Counties, Alabama, for welcoming us into their communities and participa …

Mississippi Core Interview on WCBI

October, 2022

On October 20th, Drs. Ervin Fox and Celeste Reese, a member of the community engagement team for the Mississippi Core, were recently interviewed on the Mid-Morning Show with Scott Martin on WCBI. During the interview, Dr. Fox discussed the eligibility …

Fannie Lou Hamer Event (October 2022)

October, 2022

In October 2022, the Mississippi Core attended the NAACP’s Fannie Lou Hamer Event at JL King Park. Several Oktibbeha County residents attended and heard about the RURAL Study. Dr. Ervin Fox, Ms. Jackie Ellis, and Mississippi State University (MSU) stud …

The RURAL Study is heading to Camden, Alabama!

June, 2022

We are now recruiting Wilcox County residents ages 25-64 to participate in our research. You can receive up to $200 for participating, which only requires about 3 hours of time in person! Click here to tell us you’re interested in participating.

Mississippi Health Organizations Partnered for a Community Health Fair

June, 2022

On June 11, 2022, the Oktibbeha County Health Fair was hosted by the Mississippi Core of the RURAL Study in partnership with the Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA). The health fair was held at the Mill Conference Center in Starkville, Mississ …

NIH News in Health: Health in Rural America

March, 2022

About 20% of Americans live in rural parts of the country. Rural areas have more space, fewer people, and scenic landscapes. Residents often have a common sense of community. But living in a rural area can also bring challenges for staying healthy.

Heart & Lung Study Underway in Dallas Co.

January, 2022

A research study underway in Dallas County aims to prevent heart and lung disease in rural areas. Rural areas like Dallas County tend to be some of the most under-served in the country when it comes to healthcare. “Most people that live in rural areas …

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