Research Centers

The Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, or RIPS, was established in 1964 to discover and disseminate knowledge of natural drug products, develop and commercialize new products, improve public health and stimulate the economy. Research conducted by RIPS faculty and research scientists helps Mississippi industries to enhance their competitiveness and contributes to the economic development of the state.


RIPS comprises five centers

National Center for Natural Products Research

National Center for Cannabis Research and Education

Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Center for Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management

Pii Center for Pharmaceutical Technology