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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 publicaffairs@umc.edu.

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.


As the most recent quarterly winner of a campus parking space for participating in the Medical Center’s blood drive, Mary E. Thompson says she enjoys getting to park near the vice chancellor.

People of the U: Mary E. Thompson

Friday, November 8, 2019

When it comes to attracting top-flight employees to the Medical Center, Mary E. Thompson says the institution is an “easy sell” at career fairs throughout the state. Read More

Summer Jefferson, back row center, is back for her senior year at Ole Miss, thanks to nursing students, front row from left, Marlee Watts and Carson Luke, and back row from left, Kimball Beck, Mary Brooks Thigpen, Emily Hennigan and Jessica McIntosh.

After accident, Ole Miss senior back in school, thanks to SON students

Thursday, November 7, 2019

After suffering a spinal injury in a car accident, Summer Jefferson, a biochemistry major at the University of Mississippi, was determined to return to Ole Miss for her senior year. It seemed an unlikely goal – until a unique arrangement was formed with students in the Accelerated B.S.N. Program in Oxford. Read More

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