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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.


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Wellness at UMMC needs a champion - and it could be you

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Medical Center leadership is committed to building a Healthier Mississippi, and that starts at home. The Office of Wellbeing has deployed "champions" to UMMC offices to inspire their fellow employees to lead healthier lifestyles. Their goal is to make all UMMC employees feel they belong to a community of well-being. Read More


Photos: School of Nursing celebrates 70th anniversary with tours, alumni panel

Monday, November 12, 2018

Current and former School of Nursing faculty and students gathered Friday afternoon to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Medical Center’s second-oldest school. The festivities included tours of the simulation lab; booths loaded with information about school-based clinics and other SON projects; and a panel of alumni representing each of the last seven decades. Read More

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