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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 …

RURAL Study Hopes to Improve Health Outcomes in Mississippi

September, 2021

One in six Americans live in rural areas, including residents of Oktibbeha County. While living in these rural areas rather than big cities was advantageous to the overall welfare of Americans a few decades ago, University of Mississippi Medical Center …

UAB Uses Mobile Clinic to Examine Disease Risk of Rural Southerners

July, 2021

One in six Americans lives in a rural county. These communities play a vital role in the United States’ economy, but their residents tend to live less healthy and shorter lives. The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health has starte …

Now Hiring Locally in Alabama!

July, 2021

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is now recruiting candidates for 2 positions: Mobile Medical Examiner, which will work directly in the lab on the mobile exam unit, and Program Manager I – Mobile Exam Unit Please click the respective links below …

High Blood Pressure & Stroke Awareness in the COVID-19 Era & Beyond

May, 2021

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

Drs. David McManus, Mahasin Mujahid, and Shauntice Allen present at NHLBI’s Diagnostics and Disease Management Tools for Use in Underserved Population workshop

April, 2021

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

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