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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.

UMMC News

Photos: Putts, pups and Sir Saint - SFC brings fun from the fairway

Photos: Putts, pups and Sir Saint - SFC brings fun from the fairway

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Professional golfers, PGA TOUR Wives Association representatives, therapy dogs and New Orleans Saints cheerleaders and mascot all swung by UMMC to brighten the week for Children’s Hospital patients and their families. Sanderson Farms Championship play begins today at the Country Club of Jackson, with the winner to be determined Sunday afternoon. Read More

Researchers from The MIND Center published an article in the Annals of Internal Medicine showing small lesions, or infarctions, in the brain may increase the rate of cognitive decline as people age.

Small, large lesion pairing accelerates cognitive decline

Thursday, September 19, 2019

A new paper from UMMC scientists at The MIND Center shows small brain lesions may have an outsized influence on memory and language loss as people age. Once largely ignored by physicians, the presence of these small infarctions could be just as important as larger ones in predicting cognitive decline. Read More

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