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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

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

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.


The 2021 honorees, with Dr. LouAnn Woodward, center, are, from left, Dr. Rathi Iyer, Dr. Kenneth Bennett, Dr. Owen

Thanks to thirteen: Medical Center icons enshrined for breadth of accomplishments

Monday, November 22, 2021

Two exceptional graduates of the School of Medicine and 11 more eminent Medical Center figures and leading lights were given their due last week during the UMMC Medical Alumni Awards Dinner. The occasion illuminated the careers of two years’ worth of honorees. In research, education and patient care, their contributions resonate across Mississippi and beyond. Read More

From left, physical therapy student Cora Geno, medical student Logan Ryals, physical therapy student Kristen Dunaway, medical student Joshua Luke, and nursing students Katherine Shell and Julia Fant review escape room clues.

UMMC students work together to ‘save world’ in escape room exercise

Monday, November 22, 2021

Treating back pain, finding the antidote to alien mind-swapping – both were part of an escape room designed to teach students across multiple disciplines to communicate and collaborate in patient care. Happily, their fictional patient was successfully diagnosed and treated, the world being saved in the process. 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

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

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