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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.


Dr. Claude Brunson, UMMC senior adviser for external affairs, is the new president of the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure.

Brunson’s newest role: Ensuring state’s physicians keep patients safe

Friday, July 13, 2018

Dr. Claude Brunson, former Mississippi Medical Association president, is now leading another of the state's premier organizations for physicians. He is the new president of the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure, which is tasked with ensuring residents receive safe, ethical treatment from physicians and other health care professionals.

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AirCare, blood clotting drug save man from death by donkey bite

AirCare, blood clotting drug save man from death by donkey bite

Friday, July 13, 2018

When his donkey, Bobo, bit a large chunk out of the back of his leg, Ray Gustafson thought he would die from blood loss. But AirCare paramedics gave the rural Eupora resident one medication to promote clotting and a second, rarely used drug to reverse the effects of his blood thinners. The drug combo saved his life.

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