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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. Srinivasan Vijayakumar, who leads the UMMC Department of Radiation Oncology, as a penchant for working to update processes or equipment that enhance cancer care. He's standing by a new Eleka Versa HD linear accelerator that currently is being installed.

People of the U: Srinivasan Vijayakumar

Friday, November 15, 2019

Since 2007, Dr. Srinivasan “Dr. Vijay” Vijayakumar has led the Department of Radiation Oncology with an eye toward growth and excellence. Read More

Former participants in the HELI program are still making their mark in health care at UMMC. Spending some time with their mentor, Dr. Juanyce Taylor, are, from left, Justin Johnson, a member of HELI’s third cohort; Will Lindsey, a member of HELI’s first cohort; Andre Funches, a member of HELI’s first cohort; and Geoffrey Pratt, a member of HELI’s third cohort.

Emerging leaders represent health equity program's true legacy

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Although the W. K. Kellogg Foundation-funded grant expired two years ago, the Health Equity and Leadership Initiative continues to benefit Mississippi's health care community. Many of those who participated in the program that encouraged African-American males' participation in health science education and service are now making their mark at UMMC. Read More

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