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Jackson Heart Study names Sims chief science officer

Dr. Mario Sims, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been named the new chief science officer of the Jackson Heart Study. The JHS is a community-based prospective cohort study of cardiovascular disease in more than 5,000 African-Americans in Hinds, Madison and Rankin counties. Initiated in 2000, the study is a partnership between UMMC, ...

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Taylor’s passion making difference

The physician was in Nairobi, Kenya, participating in a scientific conference and while there, he assisted with a clinic in the countryside to help individuals with heart related ailments. A young girl came through with severe congenital heart problems. While her problem could have been easily addressed back in the United States where he was a practicing cardiologist, he did ...

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