Dr. LouAnn Woodward speaks to the media.
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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.


Harman Kaur, left, a third-year medical student, demonstrates the application of a standard tourniquet with assistance from Judy Gregory, Department of Surgery manager of business operations.

When seconds count, 'Stop the Bleed' can save a life

Thursday, April 18, 2019

When someone suffers a deep wound, he or she could die from blood loss in less than five minutes. But a bystander to a disaster or accident can step in and save the bleeding victim's life. A group of UMMC medical students is educating the public on using standard or makeshift tourniquets as part of the national 'Stop the Bleed' initiative. Read More

Dr. Harlan Krumholz, Harold Hines Professor of Medicine at Yale University, deliver the Thomas Barksdale Memorial Lecture at the Department of Medicine Research Day event April 16.

DOM, Barksdale Lecturer: Data-driven medicine speeds progress

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Department of Medicine’s annual Research Day event featured the Barksdale Memorial Lecture given by Dr. Harlan Krumholz of the Yale School of Medicine. Krumholz encouraged faculty and trainees to think about advances in data science as a tool for progress, but to also remember the human aspect of medicine. Read More

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