Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, speaks during a press conference.
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Natalie Gaughf and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Dr. LouAnn Woodward greet UMMC employees arriving at the Adult Hospital to kick off Patient Safety Week.
Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, hanks Century Club Charities and Friends of Children's Hospital for their support of Children's of Mississippi.
Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, confers degrees to students at graduation.
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Office of the Vice Chancellor

We are creating a healthier Mississippi

Greetings and welcome to the website of the University of Mississippi Medical Center!

Whether you are a student interested in a health professions career, a patient making decisions about health care for yourself or your family, a prospective new member of our faculty or staff, a potential business partner or one of thousands of other people who interact with us on a daily basis, I hope this site provides the information you are seeking.  

We often describe ourselves as Mississippi’s only academic medical center. That’s because we have three, interrelated missions. First, education: We teach the next generation of the state’s health care providers and scientists. Next, research: We daily work to discover new treatments and cures and how to translate them to practice. And our largest mission area, patient care: We provide the most advanced care in the state, and in some instances, services that can be found nowhere but UMMC. Each of these missions informs and enhances the others. That powerful dynamic sets us apart from other hospitals, educational institutions and research organizations. We are proud to serve in these roles. 

We operate in all corners of the state, with telehealth sites, clinical preceptors, hospitals and clinics from the Gulf Coast to Corinth to the Delta. You can get a visual representation of our presence across Mississippi through the maps found here.

We are made up of roughly 10,000 dedicated employees and 3,000 hard-working students who all share one goal that unites us: To create A Healthier Mississippi. Thank you for your interest and support.

Sincerely,
LouAnn Woodward, MD
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
and Dean, School of Medicine

Meet Our
Vice Chancellor

LouAnn Woodward has served the University of Mississippi Medical Center as vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the UMMC School of Medicine since March 1, 2015. She is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the Medical Center, a $1.8 billion enterprise that is Mississippi’s only academic medical center.

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Portrait of Dr. LouAnn Woodward

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Get news and information you need about the Medical Center by connecting with us through our social media community. You’ll find events, news stories and campus activities shared daily. 

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We look forward to hearing from you!

VC Notes

Each Friday Dr. Woodward shares a column, VC Notes, via email to more than 15,000 UMMC faculty, staff, students and friends on topics of interest to the Medical Center community.

VC Notes - A weekly word from Dr. LouAnn Woodward

Dependable Consistency

Friday, July 12, 2024

VC Notes for Friday, July 12, 2024

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Contact Our Office

Office of the Vice Chancellor
Learning Resources Center
University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 N. State St.
Jackson, MS 39216
(601) 984-1010