Main Content

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.


Revised bus routes, parking 'zones' streamline morning commute

Friday, February 16, 2018

Prompted by a longitudinal study of the Medical Center's complimentary transportation service and spurred by construction of the new Children's expansion project, new routes for UMMC's shuttle buses are set to debut Feb. 27. The changes also will include parking 'zones' in Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium to help streamline the morning commute.

Read More
A display case, right, in the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, holds a campaign poster from 1966, the year the Rev. Ed King ran against  John Bell Williams in the Mississippi Democratic primary for the position of Third District Congressman. On the poster, pictured above and to the right of King, is Ciifton Whitley, a U.S. Senate candidate. The text at the bottom left of the poster reads,

Faculty member bears witness, scars from voting rights crusades

Thursday, February 15, 2018

As an author and lecturer on the Medical Center campus, the Rev. Ed King doesn't merely write and speak about civil rights history - he helped make it.

Read More

To find a specific topic, event or person in the UMMC news archive, use the search bar below.

CONSULT is the monthly e-newsletter of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. It offers feature articles about the cutting-edge clinical advances, innovative educational programs and groundbreaking research occurring every day at the Medical Center and regularly showcases UMMC experts' best advice for living a healthy and mindful life.

The newsletter connects all readers - those who work at UMMC, receive Medical Center services, live nearby or who simply want to learn more about the institution - to the state's leading health care provider, educator and discovery enterprise.

CONSULT is published at the beginning of each month. Anyone may subscribe, at no cost, by providing their email address in the form linked to the right. Readers may unsubscribe at any time.

Featured Video