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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.


Children’s of Mississippi expansion includes state-of-the-art surgical suites

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The seven-story expansion of the state’s only children’s hospital will include a dozen new state-of-the-art surgical suites to accommodate advances in technology and the number of pediatric experts on hand for procedures. Surgical professionals toured the construction site this week to see progress being made on the space that, in about a year, will be home to Children’s of Mississippi surgical care. Read More

Lacey Burton, surgical technician, checks sterilized instruments as part of protocols for avoiding surgical site infections.

‘Colobundle’ of care keeps surgical site infections at bay

Monday, October 14, 2019

Surgical site infections for those having colorectal procedures are a national concern and can result in harm to patients. UMMC surgeons are employing a “bundle” of care that uses strict protocols and patient education to decrease the chances of infections and post-surgical complications. The result: infection rates below the national average and a better patient experience. Read More

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