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The RURAL Study Featured in the NIH Record Newsletter

February, 2024

In February 2024, the RURAL Cohort Study was featured in the NIH Record, the biweekly newsletter for employees of the National Institutes of Health.

Study Hiring a CT Technician in Louisiana

January, 2024

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

A High-tech Research Clinic on Wheels

January, 2024

In January 2024, the NHLBI shared a feature story on the RURAL Cohort Study and our aim to assess the health of residents in the rural South using our mobile exam unit (MEU) that travels throughout the region.

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 drhodes@uab.edu. 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.

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