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.


Ashley Seawright proudly displays her Advanced Transplant Provider Award in front of some of her team members, back row from left, Dr. James Wynn, Toy Wolfe, Dr. Christopher Anderson, Steve Harvey, Hart Berry, Lanecko Bailey, Julie George, and Dr. Mark Earl, and front row from left, Amanda Roberts, Dr. Felicitas Koller, Jodie Kilby, Terri Traylor, Sherie Brock.

Transplant team player: Seawright shines on national level

Monday, January 22, 2018

When UMMC’s abdominal transplant program rebooted in 2013 after a 22-year hiatus from liver transplantation, Ashley Seawright was ready. The nurse practitioner is being lauded by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons for her clinical and administrative leadership and dedication to ensuring a high level of care for those receiving new organs.

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Displaying the $1.2 million donation from Century Club Charities to Friends of Children's Hospital are, from left, Steve Jent, Sanderson Farms Championship executive director; Sidney Allen, Friends board chairman; Dr. Mary Taylor, pediatrics chair; Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs; Guy Giesecke, Children's of Mississippi CEO; and Jeff Hubbard, Century Club Charities president.

Video: Century Club Charities sets record with gift to Friends of Children's Hospital

Monday, January 22, 2018

Century Club Charities, a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds for charitable causes, has donated $1.2 million from the 2017 Sanderson Farms Championship golf tournament to Friends of Children's Hospital. In the last five years, proceeds given to Children's of Mississippi from the PGA TOUR event have surpassed $5.5 million.

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