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Office of Public Affairs

The Division of Public Affairs is the strategic communications hub of the Medical Center. Public Affairs oversees all interactions with the news media and tells the Medical Center story through print and electronic communications for internal and external audiences, including UMMC's primary social media accounts.

In addition, Public Affairs provides a variety of services to the Medical Center community, including creative communications services, 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 should contact the office at (601) 984-1100.

All media who visit the campus must be accompanied by an escort from Public Affairs.


Dr. Ian Hoppe examines Anna Claire Carlisle after surgery while her mother, Ariel Davidson, looks on.

Surgery offers new outlook for children facing head, face deformities

Monday, December 10, 2018

Correcting cleft lips and palates are among the surgical options Dr. Ian Hoppe’s pediatric practice offers at Batson Children’s Hospital. The addition of pediatric craniofacial plastic surgery means children needing these procedures can get care in Mississippi rather than having to travel out of state. Read More

William Salaun, left, ministers to an

Poise in the wilderness: Students scout out rescue, life-saving skills

Monday, December 10, 2018

During a recent weekend, a group of medical students took a break from their studies – more or less – to set out in kayaks and a canoe on a scenic stretch of the Pearl River. There was a bit of business mixed in with their pleasure: mini-courses in life support maneuvers – handy, not only for future doctors, but also for hikers, hunters, backpackers and anyone else who’s tested by Mother Nature. Read More

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