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Dr. LouAnn Woodward speaks to the media.
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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.


Dr. Christopher Blewett, Children's of Mississippi surgeon-in-chief, discusses features of the new surgical suites with, clockwise from center, Linda Atwood, perioperative services director; Brittani Davis, post-anesthesia care unit shift supervisor; Hailey Moore, surgical suite nurse manager; and Valerie Needham, ambulatory surgery nurse manager.

Children’s of Mississippi expansion to include 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 who will be on hand for procedures. Surgical professionals toured the site this week to see the space that, in about a year, will be home to Children’s of Mississippi surgical care. Read More

Anna Barnes, left, physical therapist, is armed against the flu with a vaccination from Austin Fitts, third-year pharmacy student.

Experts plan to call the shots this flu season

Thursday, October 17, 2019

To cope with what could be an impressive outbreak of the flu, Medical Center teams in infection prevention, emergency services and other departments are taking up arms – literally – with vaccinations. They are also launching a colorful information campaign plastered on hospital and clinic walls. But many of their preparations are taking place behind the scenes. Read More

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