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Office of Communications and Marketing

The Office of Communications and Marketing is the Medical Center’s institutional connection to audience groups within UMMC, across Mississippi and beyond. Through strategic communications and promotion initiatives, our office tells the Medical Center’s story through print and electronic publications, advertising, creative content and digital communications, including social media.

The office serves as the primary connection to the news media and facilitates all interactions with UMMC experts.

In addition, C&M provides a variety of services to the Medical Center community, including creative design services, marketing strategies, publicity for noteworthy activities, tours and event planning.

Our office can be reached by phone Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (601) 984-1100, or by email at

Our office is located on the first floor of the Holmes Learning Resources Center, across from the Office of the Vice Chancellor. The closest public parking lot to our office is in Lot D across from the Nelson Student Union, next to the School of Pharmacy. Walk through the School of Medicine, and we are right inside the LRC to the left.

Media guidelines and resources

Members of the professional news media who need assistance covering Medical Center activities or events or would like a UMMC expert to participate in a story should contact Ruth Cummins, assistant director for media relations, at (601) 984-1104 or

All members of the media who visit any UMMC location must be accompanied by an escort from the Office of Communications and Marketing.

Our office takes the privacy of our patients very serious and strictly follows federal HIPAA guidelines - external site.


Center for Telehealth nurse practitioner Kristi Goodson chats with patient Greg Hall during a UMMC 2 You appointment. Hall also is a Center for Telehealth employee, serving as director of telehealth IT.

UMMC 2 You telehealth urgent care available to all state residents

Monday, October 25, 2021

When COVID-19 and flu season keep Mississippians indoors, the need for urgent care still exists. UMMC 2 You, the Medical Center’s telehealth care for minor medical treatment, is now available to all Mississippians with WiFi connections for smartphones, tablets and computers. Read More

Helping UMMC earn the title of Breast Imaging Center of Excellence are, from left, sonographer April Day Olsen; Dr. Susan Shamburger, chief of the Division of Radiology; sonographer Tammy Williams; mammography technologist Brooke Matherne; sonographer Chelsea Trim; mammography technologist Stacy Reno; and clinical outcomes coordinator Lori Ming.

UMMC earns ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence honors

Monday, October 25, 2021

Centers with the designation are fully accredited in all American College of Radiology breast-imaging programs and modules including the ACR mammography accreditation program, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided breast biopsy and breast MRI. Read More

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Social Media

UMMC maintains a vibrant and active presence on social media include accounts representing UMMC-related schools, departments, programs and various groups across Mississippi.

If you have any questions or concerns about a UMMC-associated social media account, please contact

Stay connected with UMMC through one of the primary institutional accounts listed below.

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