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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. Cathie Donald takes a look at Ty Cobb of Gulfport at the new Children's of Mississippi clinic at Acadian Court.

Children's expertise now closer to home for south Mississippi families

Monday, April 23, 2018

Families in south Mississippi are finding expert pediatric care closer to home, thanks to a commitment to the region by Children’s of Mississippi. Specialty clinics in Hattiesburg and Gulfport and four general pediatric clinic locations in Gulfport, Orange Grove, Bay St. Louis and Biloxi mean citizens in those areas now have the resources of a major medical center.

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A touch of class: Far-reaching conference instructs the instructors

A touch of class: Far-reaching conference instructs the instructors

Monday, April 23, 2018

Last week, UMMC’s medical students weren’t the only ones seeking enlightenment in their new home on campus. Scores of academic professionals occupied the medical education building’s classrooms, lecture halls and coffee queues for the largest-ever assembly in the building.

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