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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.


Gov. Phil Bryant addresses those gathered for the formal naming of the Phil Bryant Medical Education Building.

Bryant helps realize dream of building that now bears his name

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Gov. Phil Bryant was the driving force in securing funding for the $76 million state-of-the-art education building where the state’s future physicians are being trained. On Wednesday, his dedication was recognized with the naming of the Phil Bryant Medical Education Building.

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Dr. Stanley Smith holds a photo of his sister, Dorothy Ann Johnson, and her son, Shannon, close to his heart.

UMMC researcher asks colleagues to heed screening call

Thursday, March 22, 2018

A family history put Dr. Stanley Smith at higher risk for cancer and a colonoscopy found polyps. Today, the associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology is a strong proponent of colorectal cancer screening and urges others to be screened without delay.

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