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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

A few years after they first met, Jim and Donna Barksdale established their eponymous scholarships for medical students at UMMC.

Barksdales’ gifts help students keep ‘the main thing the main thing’

Monday, September 16, 2019

During the last 20 years, scores of students in the School of Medicine have paid for their medical education with scholarships from Mississippi’s Barksdale family. The Barksdales' generosity has enabled many of the state’s future physicians to focus less on money and more on medicine. Read More

Dr. Jermaine Gray, center, receives his Executive Masters in Population Health Management diploma from Dr. Bettina Beech, dean of the John D. Bower School of Population Health.

Population health management graduates apply skills to practice

Thursday, September 12, 2019

There were no caps or gowns, but there were diplomas and smiles as the John D. Bower School of Population Health honored the first graduates of its Executive Masters in Population Health Management Program. The three alumni have already taken the lessons they learned and translated them into their clinical practice. Read More

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