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Office of Communications and Marketing

The Office of Communications and Marketing is the Medical Center’s institutional connection to audience groups within UMMC, across Mississippi and beyond. Through strategic communications and promotion initiatives, our office tells the Medical Center’s story through print and electronic publications, advertising, creative content and digital communications, including social media.

The office serves as the primary connection to the news media and facilitates all interactions with UMMC experts.

In addition, C&M provides a variety of services to the Medical Center community, including creative design services, marketing strategies, 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 communications@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 or events or would like a UMMC expert to participate in a story should contact Ruth Cummins, assistant director for media relations, at (601) 984-1104 or ricummins@umc.edu.

All members of the media who visit any UMMC location must be accompanied by an escort from the Office of Communications and Marketing.

Our office takes the privacy of our patients very serious and strictly follows federal HIPAA guidelines - external site.


Alexandra Tzotzolas, a School of Nursing student, wears a face shield and maintains her distance from other classmates while she listens to the heart and lungs of a mannequin in the SON’s simulation lab. Students in all seven UMMC schools who venture onto campus this fall will have to adhere to specific safety guidelines.

Pandemic sparks classroom flexibility, staff creativity for fall semester

Monday, August 10, 2020

When COVID-19 reached the University of Mississippi Medical Center's academic halls last spring, each of the seven schools on campus quickly transitioned traditional classrooms to online learning opportunities. While the pandemic continues to ravage the state five months later, the Council of Deans has planned a hybrid approach to educating the state's future health care workforce this fall. Read More

EMTs with American Medical Response wheel into the Adult Emergency Department an area nursing home patient having complications in his recovery from COVID.

For sickest COVID patients, struggle for recovery begins with emergency care

Monday, August 10, 2020

In the Medical Center’s Adult Emergency Department, care for a growing number of COVID patients has a domino effect. Between those patients, the traumatically injured and desperately ill, and many COVID and non-COVID patients who need hospitalization but must wait for an open room, the ED’s 52 beds can’t keep up. That calls for a flexible, creative, mission-oriented front line. Read More

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Social Media

UMMC maintains a vibrant and active presence on social media include accounts representing UMMC-related schools, departments, programs and various groups across Mississippi.

If you have any questions or concerns about a UMMC-associated social media account, please contact socialmedia@umc.edu.

Stay connected with UMMC through one of the primary institutional accounts listed below.

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