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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. Riddhiben Patel gives an exam to Kalli Dykes of Richton during a headache clinic day at the Children's of Mississippi Specialty Clinic.

State’s only pediatric headache specialist eases young patients' pain

Monday, July 15, 2019

Headaches in children are more common than asthma and seizures. By offering pediatric headache care in the Children's of Mississippi Specialty Clinic, Dr. Riddhiben Patel is helping to ease patients’ pain. Patel is the state’s only certified headache medicine specialist in pediatrics. Read More

Dr. Amanda Rice and other providers in the Department of Family Medicine educate patients about what maladies warrant an antibiotic prescription.

UMMC’s antimicrobial stewardship program receives national kudos

Monday, July 15, 2019

Dr. Jason Parham and his antimicrobial stewardship team are educating providers on optimizing the use of antibiotics driven by the right diagnosis, the right drug, the right dose, the right route of delivery and the right duration. The group's tireless efforts have been recognized by a national society as among the best of those with a Center of Excellence designation. Read More

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