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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 publicaffairs@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 should contact the office at (601) 984-1100.

All media who visit the campus must be accompanied by an escort from Public Affairs.

UMMC News

Dr. Channing Twyner examines the spinal cord stimulator worn by Betty Jean Bowman of Vicksburg, a pain management patient.

Opioid task force seeks solutions to prescribing concerns

Monday, October 15, 2018

When is it appropriate for medical providers to prescribe opioid drugs for pain, and what are the alternatives? A new Medical Center task force is taking a fresh look at pain treatment and management with the goal of providing guidance and education to caregivers. Read More

Tanya Tucker, R.N., an educator in the UMMC Center for Telehealth, demonstrates how patients can record their blood pressure from home.

Clinical trial explores managing hypertension from home

Monday, October 15, 2018

Hypertension threatens thousands of Mississippians whose lives depend on keeping it in check. A study by a Medical Center research team is exploring the safety and feasibility of patients with high blood pressure taking their own readings at home and transmitting them via wireless technology to their electronic health records. Read More

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