Pharmacology Professor Works to Reverse Impact of Opioids on HIV

Jason Paris researches therapies for cognitive disorders caused by opioid use in patients

OXFORD, Miss. – The opioid epidemic has reached new heights across the United States, becoming one of the nation’s leading causes of death. Though opioid abuse can be dangerous for anyone, those diagnosed with HIV can see increased adverse effects on their brain and nervous system. Jason Paris, assistant professor of pharmacology at the UniversityRead the story …

Family’s Gift to UM Gives Support to Suicide Prevention

Endowment honors memory of Ray Shafer

OXFORD, Miss. – Ray Shafer’s suicide left an empty chair at the dinner table, a hole in the hearts of those who loved him and a list of questions his family and friends will never be able to answer. “Why wasn’t I there? Why didn’t I make one extra phone call? How did I mistakeRead the story …

Professor Receives Competitive NIH Award, Peer-reviewed Journal Cover

Saumen Chakraborty's research explores alternate energy, Alzheimer's disease

OXFORD, Miss. – The fall semester was kind to University of Mississippi researcher Saumen Chakraborty, who received a National Institutes of Health award and earned the cover of a scientific journal. Chakraborty, an assistant professor in the UM Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was awarded a $317,198 grant from the NIH in September to study a class of enzymesRead the story …

Alumnus Comfortable as a Difference Maker

From technology success to movies, Stephen Johnston produces

OXFORD, Miss. – As the camera came into focus on the set of the faith-based movie “Same Kind of Different as Me,” University of Mississippi alumnus Stephen Johnston, operating partner with Forté Ventures, stepped into the role of Hollywood movie producer with an ease that came from months of prayerful consideration. “I truly believe thatRead the story …

UM Researchers Uncover Brain Science Behind Impulsivity

Applied Sciences professors translate animal studies in breakthrough neurological research

OXFORD, Miss. – Researchers in the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Mississippi have discovered an anatomical link in the human brain associated with impulsivity. “Impulsivity is the tendency of your behavior to make decisions based on what you see in front of you, rather than seeing the entire picture,” said Tossi Ikuta, assistant professor of communicationRead the story …

Top Ole Miss Stories of 2018

Year-end review showcases highlights, achievements across UM

OXFORD, Miss. – Looking back through 2018 at all the activities and accomplishments at the University of Mississippi might take some time. From the university being included in the elite group of research institutions to a student making history as the university’s first female Rhodes Scholar, 2018 was certainly a year to remember. Research RebelsRead the story …

Endowments Expand Mike Overstreet’s Legacy at UM

Major gift strengthens eight areas of Ole Miss important to family

OXFORD, Miss. – Helen Graeber Overstreet knew how her late husband, Mike Overstreet, felt about the University of Mississippi. When she was ready to expand his legacy, she turned to their alma mater to establish six endowments that will impact the university for generations to come. “I knew where his heart was, and I knewRead the story …

Ole Miss Hall of Famer Credited with ‘Altering the Face of Medicine’

Renowned immunologist Dr. Max Cooper wins Japan Prize

OXFORD, Miss. – Dr. Max D. Cooper, of the Emory University School of Medicine, didn’t become a researcher to win awards. As a pediatrician, his concern for his patients led him to explore why inherited disorders disable the immune system, leaving children vulnerable to infection. Yet, numerous awards have recognized his pioneering discoveries, and theRead the story …

International Doctoral Student Thrives in Hospitality Management

South African student pursues organizational behavior research

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s School of Applied Sciences offers rich educational and research opportunities that attract students from all over the globe, including Thamsanqa “Thamsie” Jongile, a doctoral student in hospitality management from Cape Town, South Africa. Jongile explained that his interest in hospitality management stems from his time growing up. “My grandmother (toldRead the story …

Friends Establish Scholarship to Honor Women’s Council President

Surprise gift pays tribute to Mary Susan Gallien-Clinton, will benefit students for generations

OXFORD, Miss. – Christmas came early for Mary Susan Gallien-Clinton, chair of the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy. Friends of the Naples, Florida, resident surprised her with a scholarship endowment in her name. The donors asked to remain anonymous. “While the revered scholarship may bear my name, this generous family has afforded tremendous opportunitiesRead the story …