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.


Kara McGuffee of Tylertown and Dr. Rachael Morris, assistant professor of ob-gyn, examine images from McGuffee's preborn son Kade's latest sonogram at the Center for Maternal and Fetal Care.

Maternal Fetal Medicine brings care team together for mothers, babies

Monday, June 17, 2019

Mothers and babies facing health risks have UMMC experts by their side. Through the Center for Maternal and Fetal Care, experts across disciplines work as a team to provide mothers with a healthy birthing experience and babies with the care they need to have their best start in life. Read More

Dr. Yann Gibert, associate professor of cell and molecular biology, uses zebrafish to study disease and development. He and collaborators published an article about how the dental row forms.

First tooth controls where and when the rest come in

Monday, June 17, 2019

What causes teeth to form two neat rows? According to a paper published by a UMMC faculty member, the first tooth sends messages that guide the formation of the rest of the dental row. Conducted in zebrafish, the research may help scientists understand tooth development in other species, including humans. Read More

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