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Dr. Olga Mavrodi conducts an analysis of COVID-19 tests at USM’s Accelerator Lab in the Center for Molecular and Cellular Biosciences. These tests produce results within 24 hours.


USM Lab Producing 24-Hour Result Turnaround for COVID-19 Tests

A professor in the School of Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi is using his expertise in infectious diseases and cell and molecular biology to ensure COVID-19 tests conducted at USM’s Moffitt Health Center will produce results within 24 hours.

The Mississippi Defense Initiative (MDI)


Grant Awarded to MS Defense Initiative to Boost Diverse Economies

The Mississippi Defense Initiative (MDI), housed at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Trent Lott National Center, was recently awarded an 18-month grant that will assist in developing strategic plans for defense economies on the Mississippi Coast through the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation and the Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport.