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Research Mississippi Inc. is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) research corporation established in the state of Mississippi as a charitable organization in 1991. The corporation was established to advance the research and educational activities of the staff at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VAMC, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson, MS. 

The corporation's mission is to stimulate biomedical research with the goal of improving healthcare through research, scholarship and education. Research Mississippi Inc. administers funds for projects that have been approved by the VA Research & Development Committee, and for educational programs that have been approved by the Education and Training Committee. Funding sources from other government entities (e.g. CDC, NIH), other non-profit, voluntary agencies, private companies, and general donations supporting research and education can be administered by the corporation. 


Demographic Data

  • Start year clinical research1991
  • Phases of clinical studiesPhase III, Phase IV
  • Types of studiesDrugs
  • PopulationsAdult 18-64 yrs, Senior 65 yrs and over
  • Type of siteHospital
  • # of employees involved in research2
  • Number of studies last year2
  • Days openMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Extended office hoursYes
  • Overnight facilitiesYes
  • Dry iceYes
  • Blinded pharmacistYes
  • Dedicated monitoring spaceYes
  • Internet access for the monitorYes
  • Onsite laboratoryYes
  • Central laboratoryYes
  • Shipping optionsFedEx, UPS, DHL, Other
  • Contact for regulatory documentsAlicia Drake
  • Regulatory phone number601-364-1315
  • # of days to turn around regulatory documents30-60
  • Type of IRB used by this siteLocal
  • How often does your local IRB meet?Monthly
  • Appropriate storage facilities for productYes
  • Able to appropriately store Schedule II drugsYes
  • # days to turn around budget and contract30