Dr. LouAnn Woodward speaks to the media.
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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.


While conducting patient rounds, Dr. Austin Harrison, far right, assistant professor of pediatrics, confers with, from left, Ann Clark Masterson, clinical pharmacist in pediatrics; Dr. Natasha Patel, pediatrics resident; Dr. Shubhra Malik, pediatrics resident; Dr. Ashley Gerjets, pediatrics resident; and Dr. Nathalie Malcolm, internal medicine resident.

Taking up residents: Projects pursue greater doctor relevance, well-being

Monday, July 22, 2019

New ways of training residents – physicians learning their specialties – are part of the brainchild of the American Medical Association, which funded eight projects to better prepare physicians for the realities of medical practice and the health care system. UMMC is one of the institutions charged with changing the face of residency training. Read More

Dr. Leah Olewiler, on screen, and pediatric geneticist Dr. Kimberly McDonald, left, talk with Elizabeth Barber about her son Jarvis' condition. Jarvis is held by his sister, Anna, far right.

HRSA bolsters Telehealth's mission: research, innovation, quality care

Monday, July 22, 2019

A federal agency confirmed UMMC’s Center for Telehealth as a national leader in telehealth services by designating it as a Telehealth Center of Excellence in 2017. Since then, UMMC Telehealth has focused on research, education and clinical innovation and fine-tuning access to quality care, especially for the state’s rural residents. Read More

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