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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 publicaffairs@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 should contact the office at (601) 984-1100.

All media who visit the campus must be accompanied by an escort from Public Affairs.


SHRP gift: Former nursing coordinator's family gives ergonomic donation

Friday, August 23, 2019

The son and niece of a former nursing program coordinator at UMMC have ensured a lasting legacy for their loved one by helping outfit the School of Health Related Professions computer laboratory with chairs and monitor arms. The donation will enhance SHRP students' experience in the relocated lab - and teach a lesson or two in ergonomics, to boot. Read More

Recent research shows controlling blood pressure to a target of 120/80 mmHg may reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment for older adults like Lillie Rose Hines of Braxton, pictured having her blood pressure measured by Pamela Burleson, UMMC nurse.

Two studies link blood pressure, brain health

Thursday, August 22, 2019

UMMC researchers contributed to a pair of papers published in the Aug. 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. While their methods and scope differ, both sets of findings add to the growing body of evidence that controlling blood pressure can preserve brain health later in life. Read More

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