Center for Diversity Excellence

Deborah Plummer, PhDAs the Commonwealth’s first and only public academic health science center and the largest non-for-profit health care system in Central Massachusetts, diversity is inherent in our mission and integral to our identity. The multiculturalism of the patients we serve, our diverse faculty, staff and student body, and the diverse communities we are part of, create unique opportunities for leveraging our differences as fundamental to our institution’s excellence.  Our work is a global effort enhanced by the great diversity of the local and regional communities in which we live and serve. 

Our diversity efforts strengthen our capacity for vital advancements, for research discoveries that change the world, and for carrying out our shared mission of educating tomorrow’s physicians, research scientists and nurses and delivering the best possible care to every patient.

Deborah L. Plummer, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor/Chief Diversity Officer
Diversity & Inclusion Office
University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMass Memorial Medical Center

Faculty and Staff

Deborah Plummer, Ph.D., VC Diversity & Inclusion

C. Greer Jordan, Ph.D., AVC Diversity & Inclusion

Bonnie Bray, Executive Assistant

Holly Brown, Administrative Coordinator

Jesse Edwards, Director

Fernanda Gama, Program Coordinator

John Trobaugh, MFA Diversity Project Specialist

Diversity Calendar

Events Mar 30 to Apr 26 2015
  • Wednesday, April 01, 2015

    Civility Monthly Meetings

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Meets on the First Wednesday of every month. Meets at South Street and Lake Ave Campuses from 12-1 P ...
  • Tuesday, April 07, 2015

    Accommodating, Managing and Hiring Employees with Disabilities

    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Linda Long-Bellit, PhD, JD and Cheryl Cumings
    Training Program
    3 Sessions: 
    Session I:  Accommodations: Identifying and providing reasonable accommodations. Pract ...
  • Monday, April 13, 2015

    Murderball Film Viewing

    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Special Event
    Real people, real lives achieving the extraordinary!  Come be inspired
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    Committee on Equal Opportunity and Diversity (CEOD) Membership Meeting

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Committee on Equal Opportunity and Diversity (CEOD) General Membership Meeting Schedule
    3rd Wedne ...
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015

    "Boutique Clothing Sale”

    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Special Event
    UMass Medical School and Dress for Success 
    UMMS supports this community based initiative of helpin ...
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