Media Advisory: USM to Announce Renewal of $19 Million Mississippi INBRE Program
TO: News editors, directors
WHAT: INBRE Renewal Announcement
WHEN: 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
WHERE: Bobby Chain Technology Building, Room 102, USM Hattiesburg campus
SPECIFICS: The University of Southern Mississippi will hold a news conference to announce renewal of a $19 million grant to support the Mississippi INBRE program. Housed at USM, the INBRE program is a statewide initiative supported by an award from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences. The recent renewal of the $19 million grant for the next five years will allow Mississippi researchers and students to continue to enhance biomedical research in the state and will allow Mississippi INBRE to provide opportunities for the increase in number of competitive researchers and students within the state. For more information about Mississippi INBRE, visit: msinbre.org.
SPECIAL NOTE: Media will have an opportunity to collect still images and video from one of the INBRE-related labs following the news conference.
CONTACT: Jamie Lott, 601.266.5611, Jamie.lottFREEMississippi
About The University of Southern Mississippi
Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, our students have collected three Truman Scholarships and 18 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. USM students also lead Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at usm.edu.