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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.


Montoria Atkinson, a Tougaloo College basketball player, receives treatment from Dr. Jim Hurt following a left knee ACL reconstruction with medial and lateral meniscus repair.

If it’s fall in Mississippi, it’s the season for sports-related injuries

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Football is king in Mississippi, but with that distinction comes the inevitable injuries suffered by players. The same is true for other fall sports such as soccer, track and basketball. Doctors at UMMC see a variety of common sports injuries as they staff the sidelines of local football fields, and they offer their expertise on how to manage concussions to torn ligaments.

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After a lifetime of serving the Morton community, Dr. Howard Clark now cares for residents at Mississippi Care Center in a new capacity.

Morton physician, community stalwart continues service at 91

Monday, August 13, 2018

Dr. Howard Clark has served the community of Morton in some capacity for more than 60 years. At times the only doctor in the area, he regularly spent his days at the hospital, his clinic, the nursing home, and at house calls before and after serving as the high school’s team doctor.

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