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 1st 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.


The Doobie Brothers rocked Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson September 14 during a benefit concert for the MIND Center. This year's event grossed more than $500,000 for Alzheimer's and dementia research. From left, band members Pat Simmons, Tom Johnston and John McFee play a trio of guitars.

Doobie Brothers fans ‘Listen to the Music’ for MIND Center

Monday, September 18, 2017

The award-winning band The Doobie Brothers rocked Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson Sept. 14 in a concert benefiting The MIND Center’s research mission. The latest installment of The MIND Center’s fundraising concert series grossed a record total for research on ways to slow, stop and ultimately prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

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New Friends of Children's Hospital board chair Sidney Allen is flanked by outgoing chair Sara Ray, left, and the nonprofit's first chair, Suzan Thames.

Tradition of strong Friends leadership continues with new board chair

Monday, September 18, 2017

Friends of Children's Hospital, the nonprofit organization that’s been raising funds for Batson Children’s Hospital since 1989, has a new board chairman. Sidney Allen brings with him a wealth of financial experience. He plans to build on the philanthropic success the group has seen during the tenure of his predecessor, Sara Ray.

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