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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.


Celebrating Regions Bank's presentation of a $225,000 donation to the Campaign for Children's of Mississippi are, from left, Children's of Mississippi CEO Guy Giesecke; Robert McElhaney, University of Mississippi Medical Center associate comptroller for developmental accounting; Dr. Mary Taylor, Suzan B. Thames Chair, professor and chair of Pediatrics; Regions Bank Brookhaven Branch Manager Owen King and daughter Madeline, a Children's of Mississippi patient; Dr. David Gilliam, a member of Madeline's medical team; Regions Bank Metro Jackson Market Executive Robert Leard; Alon Bee, Regions Bank Jackson Advisory Board chair and a member of the Campaign for Children's of Mississippi Steering Committee; and Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine.

Regions Bank makes $225k donation toward Kathy and Joe Sanderson Tower

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Regions Bank presented the Campaign for Children’s of Mississippi with the gift to help fund the Kathy and Joe Sanderson Tower. The expansion, a complement to the Batson Tower of the state’s only children’s hospital, opens for patient care Nov. 2 on the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Read More

Dr. Dave Vearrier, professor of emergency medicine, and Dr. Laura Vearrier, associate professor of emergency medicine, joined the UMMC faculty in March.

People of the U: Drs. Dave and Laura Vearrier

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

A concoction of finely crushed aspirin and caffeine, poured into a paper slip for easy application to the tongue, is a go-to headache elixir for Southerners. 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.

University of Mississippi Medical Center:
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