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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.


Alice Skelton, left, of Jackson cares for her mother, Elsie Skelton, who has Alzheimer's disease.

MIND Center to detail Alzheimer’s research; salute patients, caregivers

Monday, June 18, 2018

The MIND Center experts are combining research, brain imaging and genetic technologies to make discoveries about Alzheimer's disease and dementia. On June 21, they’ll discuss their work during the ongoing “Mind Matters” educational series for patients and caregiver families. The program coincides with “The Longest Day,” an annual observance that honors those affected by the devastating diseases.

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Video: Miss Mississippi hopefuls sing, paint with Batson patients

Video: Miss Mississippi hopefuls sing, paint with Batson patients

Monday, June 18, 2018

Abby Stokes, Miss Neshoba County Fair; Molly May, Miss Amory; and Macken'z Smith, Miss Greenville, took time off from the Miss Mississippi competition to visit patients at Children’s Hospital. Karaoke and dancing were followed by tile painting with Friends of Children’s Hospital volunteers for Northpark Mall’s family lounge.

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