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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.

UMMC News

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences graduate Aurlivia Deshay Bibbs, right, received the Virginia Stansel Tolbert Award from Dr. Jessica Bailey, dean of the School of Health Related Professions.

UMMC confers 853 degrees in health sciences professions

Friday, May 24, 2019

The University of Mississippi Medical Center on Friday conferred degrees to 853 students who are beginning their careers in the health sciences, or entering into a new chapter of an existing one in this state and beyond. Read More

Fourth-year dental student Alper Coban will graduate in May with plans to practice at a friend and colleague's clinic in Texas.

#UMMCGrad19: From cafeteria worker to dentist, Alper Coban stands out for work ethic and research experience

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Alper Coban has taken a circuitous route to dentistry, including logging more than 15,000 research hours and completing a master’s degree in environmental toxicology before beginning dental school. He has moved from his home country of Turkey to the United States, and in May, he will be just one more step away from reaching his ultimate goal of becoming a dentist. Read More

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CONSULT

CONSULT is the monthly e-newsletter of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. It offers feature articles about the cutting-edge clinical advances, innovative educational programs and groundbreaking research occurring every day at the Medical Center and regularly showcases UMMC experts' best advice for living a healthy and mindful life.

The newsletter connects all readers - those who work at UMMC, receive Medical Center services, live nearby or who simply want to learn more about the institution - to the state's leading health care provider, educator and discovery enterprise.

CONSULT is published at the beginning of each month. Anyone may subscribe, at no cost, by providing their email address in the form linked to the right. Readers may unsubscribe at any time.

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