UM Celebrates M Partner Pilot Year, Sets Ambitious Goals

Community, university partners build momentum to advance projects across state

OXFORD, Miss. – With more than a dozen ongoing community-engaged courses and service projects, University of Mississippi faculty, staff, students and community partners are leading a groundbreaking spring semester. The pilot phase of M Partner will address priority projects centered around community health and well-being, economic development, educational initiatives and beautification. All these projects haveRead the story …

UM Researchers Make Waves in Blood Pressure Research

Doctoral student leads meta-analysis of cuff versus intra-arterial measurements

OXFORD, Miss. – Getting an accurate blood pressure reading is critical for physicians to properly diagnose life-threatening conditions. Practitioners use the cuff method almost exclusively to measure indirect blood pressure, but numerous factors – including the size of the cuff, where the cuff is placed, body position and calibration issues – can affect the measurement’sRead the story …

Communication Sciences and Disorders Celebrates World Hearing Day

Hearing loss in the U.S. reaches record numbers

OXFORD, Miss. – The World Health Organization has designated March 3 each year as World Hearing Health Day to raise awareness to the growing numbers of people suffering from hearing loss and the importance of hearing health care. In 2017, the National Institute of Health’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders reported that 48Read the story …

Applied Sciences Professor Wins Journal’s Paper of the Year Award

Paul Loprinzi honored for captivating research on physical activity

OXFORD, Miss. – The American Journal of Health Promotion has named Paul Loprinzi, associate professor of health, exercise science and recreation management at the University of Mississippi, as this year’s winner of its Paper of the Year Award. “The purpose of the award is to recognize some of health promotion’s best scientists and those who bringRead the story …

HILL Program to Host Fundraiser Gala

Proceeds to benefit UM program for children with language disorders

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi program that aids children with language disorders will host a fundraising gala March 19 at Tallahatchie Gourmet in Oxford. The HILL Language and Literacy Program provides intense language therapy to young children with moderate to severe language disorders. It also provides clinical training for graduate students seeking careersRead the story …

Neuroscientist is Keynote Speaker for Brain Awareness Week

Vanderbilt assistant professor Erin Calipari to address opioid addiction

OXFORD, Miss. – A leading neuroscientist will discuss the impact of opioids and other drugs on the human brain during Brain Awareness Week, set for Feb. 19-21, at the University of Mississippi. Erin Calipari, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the Vanderbilt University Brain Institute, is the keynote speaker for the first twoRead the story …

Applied Sciences Welcomes New Social Work Department Chair

Steven Soifer brings 38 years of teaching, research to UM

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Applied Sciences has named Steven Soifer as chair for the Department of Social Work. Soifer previously was chair of the Department of Social Work in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Memphis. He was responsible for overseeing all aspects of curriculum design,Read the story …

Applied Sciences Partners with RebelWell to Offer Healthier Options

Nutrition faculty provide research and expertise to improve food environment

OXFORD, Miss. – New resources are available for University of Mississippi faculty, staff and students hoping to keep their New Year’s resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle, thanks to a project carried out by School of Applied Sciences faculty members and RebelWell staff. Vending machines, notorious for being stuffed full of candy, chips and cookies,Read the story …

Ripley Native Named Thomas A. Crowe Alumnus of the Year

School of Applied Sciences recognizes Tracey Barnett for contributions in social work

OXFORD, Miss. – The School of Applied Sciences at the University of Mississippi has named Tracey Barnett, of Ripley, as the Thomas A. Crowe Alumnus of the Year for her outstanding contributions in the field of social work. Barnett is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work in the J. William Fulbright College of ArtsRead 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 …