Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, speaks during a press conference.
Dr. LouAnn Woodward, vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, speaks to Dr. Justin Turner, right, during a VC Notes filming.
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 Monday morning to kick off Patient Safety Week.
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We are creating a healthier Mississippi

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

I hope this site provides the information you are seeking, 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 employee or business partner, or one of thousands of other people who interact with us on a daily basis. 

We often describe ourselves as Mississippi’s only “academic medical center.” That’s because we have three, interrelated missions:  health professions education, health sciences research and patient care.  Each of these missions informs and enhances the others. That powerful dynamic sets us apart from other hospitals, educational institutions and research organizations.

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.

Our state has many health challenges that we are committed to addressing through workforce growth, discovery and application of new treatments and cures, and an increased emphasis on prevention and wellness throughout the lifespan. 

UMMC has three missions, but our 10,000 employees share one goal that unites us: To create A Healthier Mississippi. Thank you for your interest and support.

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

Meet Our
Vice Chancellor

LouAnn Woodward assumed her current dual role as vice chancellor and dean on March 1, 2015. She is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the Medical Center, a $1.5 billion enterprise that is Mississippi’s only academic medical center. Previously she served for five years as associate vice chancellor for health affairs and vice dean of the School of Medicine during the tenure as vice chancellor of Dr. James E. Keeton.

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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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UMMC is active on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

You may also connect with the Children’s of Mississippi social media community on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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

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Friday, September 22, 2023

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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