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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.


Stephanie Edwards of Coila and her husband, Shane, take in the Wall of Heroes ceremony. Stephanie's daughter, Abbie O'Cain, was an organ donor.

From tragedy, life: Organ donors give ultimate gift

Monday, November 11, 2019

When family members make the often difficult decision to donate their loved one's organs, they are helping to create heroes. Their loved ones are recognized on the Wall of Heroes, a sacred place at the Medical Center for the photographs of donors of all ages. Read More

Karol Black, who conducts echocardiograms, works with Fred Robertson, cancer survivor, during a periodic screening at the UMMC Cancer Center and Reseach Institute.

Cancer programs add cardio-oncology services for patients at risk

Monday, November 11, 2019

Some therapies and new drugs may put cancer patients at greater risk of heart problems. The cardio-oncology program at UMMC works with patients who enter cancer care with cardiac risk or conditions, as well as those who receive cancer therapies that may increase their risk of heart issues. Read More

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