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 1st 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.


Priscilla and Dave O'Donnell show where their gift to the Campaign for Children's of Mississippi is going -- to help fund construction of a new children's tower, shown here in model form.

O'Donnell's $1M gift to benefit new PICU cardiac wing

Monday, December 11, 2017

A tour of Batson Children’s Hospital was all it took for Dave and Priscilla O’Donnell to pledge $1 million to the Campaign for Children’s of Mississippi to create a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Cardiac Wing in the new children’s tower. Construction of the tower is set to start later this month.

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Terethia Goulding models her newly coiffed wig in the UMMC Cancer Institute Patient Resource Center.

Wigs help women leap one of cancer’s obstacles

Monday, December 11, 2017

Wigs help women navigate one of cancer’s emotional difficulties - hair loss - with their heads held high. Donors and UMMC Cancer Institute staff are working to make wigs available for women in treatment at the CI and to collect scarves, hats and caps for male and female patients.

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