Cutting Edge Technology and Research

  • HEALTH CARE DISPARITY IN AFRICAN  AMERICANS WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE AND END STAGE RENAL DISEASE (UMMC) aim is to test the ability of an educational program in renal patients to improve their quality of life, knowledge of disease, and disease outcomes. Additionally, it seeks to educate providers about factors that cause progression of kidney disease and the difficulties that renal patients encounter from cultural, educational, and financial perspectives.
  • JACKSON HEART STUDY KIDS seeks to identify the early origins of heart disease among African-Americans children and grandchildren of participants taking part in the largest study of heart disease risk factors among African-American adults, the Jackson Heart Study. Researchers will examine biochemical markers from the participants, along with detailed information on their diet, exercise patterns, and other aspects of their lifestyle. This information will be compared to their relatives taking part in the JHS to help determine how environment and hereditary factors combine to increase the risk for obesity and heart disease.
  • HEALTH-DISPARITIES FOCUSED UNIT TRAINING UNITED RESEARCH EDUCATORS (HD FUTURE) is a nine week program aimed at recruiting and expanding the number of minority research investigators engaged in health disparities related research.  Participants receive hands-on experience/training conducting biomedical and community-based participatory research.
  • DECSION Q CORPORATION, a leader in the development of machine-learning and intelligent decision support systems provides support to the MIGMH through the application of its FasterAnalytics software program.  FasterAnalytics  promotes broad access of advance data analysis and  predictive modeling environment.  Utilizing DecisionQ’s innovative predictive models, MIGMH and its partners expect to unlock unusual or hidden relationships within research data to enhance the delivery of quality healthcare to disadvantage populations.
  • GEOSPATIAL INFORMATICS SYSTEMS seeks to identify gaps in available health services and resources and develop a comprehensive database of health resources for Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi utilizing spatial analyses of access to health care resources.