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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. Michael Ryan, standing, gives an overview of the SGSHS's expectations for admitted students to faculty visiting from regional colleges.

SGSHS showcase aims to recruit future scientists

Monday, September 24, 2018

The School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences is increasing its efforts to recruit the best and brightest upcoming biomedical scientists by inviting their advisors to UMMC to learn more about the school’s Ph.D. programs. Read More

Dr. William Moskowitz, chief of pediatric cardiology and director of the Children's Heart Center at Batson Children's Hospital, takes a break from seeing patients at the Eli Manning Clinics for Children.

New chief of pediatric cardiology: Children’s of Mississippi ‘total package’

Monday, September 24, 2018

A strong Children’s Heart Center, skilled experts and a $180 million expansion under construction brought Dr. William Moskowitz to Children’s of Mississippi as its new chief of pediatric cardiology. Read More

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