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Solutions to the world's most complex challenges.

MSU CVM is home to numerous programs, studies and projects that promote collaborative, multidisciplinary teams throughout the College and across the University campus, as well as nationally and internationally that investigate and identify solutions to the world’s most complex challenges. We are committed to finding creative answers through collaboration and innovation.

At present, the aquatic medicine experts with our Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish (Fish Innovation Lab) are leading a $15 million United States Agency for International Development (USAID) grant aimed at improving aquaculture and fisheries systems to enhance food safety and nutrition, production and their economic impact in developing countries. Scientists in the MSU Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) are investigating the relationship of pathogens and hosts through a $10.5 million NIH grant with a goal of developing new strategies to treat and control diseases such as listeriosis, malaria, staphylococcal infections and tick- and mosquito-borne illness. And, researchers in the MSU CVM Center for Environmental Health Sciences (CEHS) are, through additional NIH funding, working to develop novel antidotes for nerve agents.

At MSU CVM, you’ll find a wealth of impressive opportunities for discovery that hold promise to improve the lives of both people and animals!

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Leadership and Support
Office of Research & Graduate Studies

MSU CVM Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS) is a service unit that provides leadership in research administration and graduate education to CVM faculty, research staff, graduate students and veterinary students.

ORGS also provides administrative oversight and direction for CVM’s graduate programs, which include the veterinary medical sciences MS and PhD programs and the PhD program in environmental toxicology.

About the Office of Research and Graduate Studies

Biomedical Training
Summer Research Experience

MSU CVM offers one of only 15 National Institutes of Health (NIH)- funded summer research programs.

This 12-week program provides veterinary students with training in biomedical research and teaches them skills that will help them develop into leaders in the veterinary profession.

About the Summer Research Experience

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Research Centers

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Environmental Health
Center for Environmental Health Science

A center for Mississippi State University activities directed toward maintaining and improving the quality of environmental health in Mississippi, the nation and the world.

Major disciplines represented are biochemical toxicology, neurotoxicology, pesticide toxicology, analytical chemistry, epidemiology, mixtures toxicology, exposure assessment, mathematical modeling and computational chemistry.

About CEHS CEHS Research

Pathogen-Host Interactions
Center of Biomedical Research Excellence

The Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Program is part of the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program.  This is the second 5-year period of support for this Center at MSU CVM.

About COBRE Facilities and Resources

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International Reach
Global Center for Aquatic Health and Food Security

Established in 2013, the Global Center for Aquatic Health and Food Security (GCAHFS) aims to reduce world hunger through research that supports sustainable aquaculture, ecological health of aquatic resources, and protect and manage the health of aquatic animals.

The GCAHFS conducts research and capacity building activities representing an investment of over $20 million in global aquatic food security and aquatic animal health. The GCAHFS has supported research in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America and has generated results with worldwide impact.

About the Center Center Projects