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MSRC's Courtney Bagge Recognized by UMMC

Once again, an MSRC Principle Investigator been recognized for exceptional contributions to research with the support of MSRC funding. The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) Early Career Investigator Award, is a hospital-wide award that recognizes new and early stage investigators who are innovators of the future, bring fresh ideas and technologies to existing research problems and pioneer new areas of investigation. This award is specifically designed to recognize an early career investigator who has made new, important and significant discoveries in research and who has dedicated significant effort to other academic activities such as education and service to the Medical Center.

Dr. Courtney Bagge, co P.I. on the MSRC-funded study Looking for Suicide Warning Signs, received this award at the annual Excellence in Research Awards Ceremony for her research on warning signs for suicide. “I'm deeply honored,” she said. “These events encourage new and prolific researchers.”

Faculty, staff recognized for research excellence (UMMC)

Dr. Bagge, along with Dr. Kenneth Conner, is studying Veterans and civilians who have recently attempted suicide to try and answer the question ‘Why today?' Clinicians have a variety of well-tested ways of identifying individuals who are at highest risk for suicide, but they have no such well-tested methods for determining when a particular individual is most likely to attempt suicide.