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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.


UMMC Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery Dr. Hyung Kim, left, attaches electrical leads to acupuncture needles in patient John Keys' shoulders during a treatment at the G.V.

UMMC physicians creating model for opioid use alternatives

Monday, February 19, 2018

When opioids are prescribed for short-term acute pain, it’s too easy for some patients to quickly become addicted. That can spiral out of control, potentially costing them jobs, families and quality of life. Medical Center physicians are working together to give patients alternatives to opioids such as acupuncture, physical therapy and non-opioid medications in hopes of averting addiction before it can take hold.

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New pathology chair values lessons learned from medicine, law, family

New pathology chair values lessons learned from medicine, law, family

Monday, February 19, 2018

Dr. Timothy Allen, a Texas native who joined the Medical Center in January as the new chair of pathology, has also worked as a deputy medical examiner and as an attorney. His way of thinking was shaped by his teachers in high school, undergraduate school, medical school and law school. But, perhaps the most influential teacher of all was in his own home.

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