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Office of Communications and Marketing

The Office of Communications and Marketing is the Medical Center’s institutional connection to audience groups within UMMC, across Mississippi and beyond. Through strategic communications and promotion initiatives, our office tells the Medical Center’s story through print and electronic publications, advertising, creative content and digital communications, including social media.

The office serves as the primary connection to the news media and facilitates all interactions with UMMC experts.

In addition, C&M provides a variety of services to the Medical Center community, including creative design services, marketing strategies, 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 communications@umc.edu.

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 or events or would like a UMMC expert to participate in a story should contact Ruth Cummins, assistant director for media relations, at (601) 984-1104 or ricummins@umc.edu.

All members of the media who visit any UMMC location must be accompanied by an escort from the Office of Communications and Marketing.

Our office takes the privacy of our patients very serious and strictly follows federal HIPAA guidelines - external site.


Huong Pham, foreground right, an occupational therapy student in the School of Health Related Professions, adjusts her classmate Mallory Smith's head while Smith acts as an opioid overdose victim during naloxone administration training last Friday in the medical education building. Bailey McPhail, left, a School of Pharmacy student, instructs the group that includes, from left, Elizabeth Bridges, OT student; Keely Mitchell, OT student; Sherlee Chandler, OT student; and Davis Kelly, medical student.

Task force targets opioid crisis with information barrage

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Since its creation almost two years ago, the UMMC Opioid Task Force has taken the fight against opioid addiction and abuse to the classroom, the clinic and the community. Its education blitz is arming caregivers, students and many Mississippi residents with information they can use to help check a menace that has cost the state and nation thousands of lives. Read More

Casey Keith, left, Mindray sales representative, enlightens his audience about the features of the new anesthesia machine. From left are Patrick Parker, Simulation Center coordinator; medical student John Robison; Dr. William Hulett, associate professor of anesthesiology; and medical students Candise Johnson and Alexander Meyer.

With state-of-the-art anesthesia machine, everyone’s sleeping better

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Future physicians, nurse practitioners, first responders and others will now be exposed to more cutting-edge training at the Medical Center, thanks to a global company’s gift of an advanced anesthesia machine. Simulation and Interprofessional Education Center staff say the machine is destined to pump new life into the campus’ learning environment. Read More

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Social Media

UMMC maintains a vibrant and active presence on social media include accounts representing UMMC-related schools, departments, programs and various groups across Mississippi.

If you have any questions or concerns about a UMMC-associated social media account, please contact socialmedia@umc.edu.

Stay connected with UMMC through one of the primary institutional accounts listed below.

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