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


Culturally Competent Education
Culturally Responsive Care
Culturally Relevant Research

Diversity and Inclusion Office Brochure (PDF)

 

Faculty and Staff

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

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

Holly Brown, Executive Assistant

Jesse Edwards, MA, Director

Fernanda Gama, Program Coordinator

John Trobaugh, MFA, Diversity Project Specialist

Contact Us Page

Diversity Calendar

Events Feb 22 to Mar 21 2017
  • Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Recharge and Re-center: Noontime Mindfulness Practice at University Campus – Daily Self-Guided and Weekly Guided Practice 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Location: Hospital Administration Hall, Meeting Room A, H1-777
    Need a break during the day to recharge, re-center or refocus?  Meeting Room A, H1-777  has been reserved for daily mindfulness meditation practice.  Tools and instructions will be available for 10 minute self-guided sessions starting at 12:05 pm and then again at 12:20 pm.  Volunteer facilitators will continue to provide guided practice on Wednesdays at 12:05 pm and 12: 20 pm. Additional days for guided practice will be added as volunteer facilitators are available. Availability of the room  is ...
  • Friday, February 24, 2017

    Recharge and Re-center: Noontime Mindfulness Practice at University Campus – Daily Self-Guided and Weekly Guided Practice 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Location: Hospital Administration Hall, Meeting Room A, H1-777
    Need a break during the day to recharge, re-center or refocus?  Meeting Room A, H1-777  has been reserved for daily mindfulness meditation practice.  Tools and instructions will be available for 10 minute self-guided sessions starting at 12:05 pm and then again at 12:20 pm.  Volunteer facilitators will continue to provide guided practice on Wednesdays at 12:05 pm and 12: 20 pm. Additional days for guided practice will be added as volunteer facilitators are available. Availability of the room  is ...
  • Monday, February 27, 2017

    Recharge and Re-center: Noontime Mindfulness Practice at University Campus – Daily Self-Guided and Weekly Guided Practice 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Location: Hospital Administration Hall, Meeting Room A, H1-777
    Need a break during the day to recharge, re-center or refocus?  Meeting Room A, H1-777  has been reserved for daily mindfulness meditation practice.  Tools and instructions will be available for 10 minute self-guided sessions starting at 12:05 pm and then again at 12:20 pm.  Volunteer facilitators will continue to provide guided practice on Wednesdays at 12:05 pm and 12: 20 pm. Additional days for guided practice will be added as volunteer facilitators are available. Availability of the room  is ...
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice at Memorial Campus

    7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Valerie Wedge, LICSW, CEAP
    Improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. Join us for regular practice sessions open to all employees. Cultivate a culture of mindfulness for your wellbeing and the wellbeing of your patients.
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Recharge and Re-center: Noontime Mindfulness Practice at University Campus – Daily Self-Guided and Weekly Guided Practice 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Location: Hospital Administration Hall, Meeting Room A, H1-777
    Need a break during the day to recharge, re-center or refocus?  Meeting Room A, H1-777  has been reserved for daily mindfulness meditation practice.  Tools and instructions will be available for 10 minute self-guided sessions starting at 12:05 pm and then again at 12:20 pm.  Volunteer facilitators will continue to provide guided practice on Wednesdays at 12:05 pm and 12: 20 pm. Additional days for guided practice will be added as volunteer facilitators are available. Availability of the room  is ...
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Zika Virus: Another Emerging Virus in the Americas

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Join us for an information session on the Zika Virus.
    Sharone Green, M.D., will provide a general overview of the disease and information on:
    1.	Geographic Areas with Zika
    2.	Mode of transmission
    3.	Signs and Symptoms
    4.	Prevention (including travel information)
    5.	Treatment Options
    6.	UMMS experience with the virus
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - South Street Campus

    12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to all employees. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
  • Wednesday, March 01, 2017

    Recharge and Re-center: Noontime Mindfulness Practice at University Campus – Daily Self-Guided and Weekly Guided Practice 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Location: Hospital Administration Hall, Meeting Room A, H1-777
    Need a break during the day to recharge, re-center or refocus?  Meeting Room A, H1-777  has been reserved for daily mindfulness meditation practice.  Tools and instructions will be available for 10 minute self-guided sessions starting at 12:05 pm and then again at 12:20 pm.  Volunteer facilitators will continue to provide guided practice on Wednesdays at 12:05 pm and 12: 20 pm. Additional days for guided practice will be added as volunteer facilitators are available. Availability of the room  is ...
  • Tuesday, March 07, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice at Memorial Campus

    7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Valerie Wedge, LICSW, CEAP
    Improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. Join us for regular practice sessions open to all employees. Cultivate a culture of mindfulness for your wellbeing and the wellbeing of your patients.
  • Tuesday, March 07, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - South Street Campus

    12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to all employees. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice at Memorial Campus

    7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Valerie Wedge, LICSW, CEAP
    Improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. Join us for regular practice sessions open to all employees. Cultivate a culture of mindfulness for your wellbeing and the wellbeing of your patients.
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - South Street Campus

    12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to all employees. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    Networking Social for our Students From Underrepresented Groups

    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    The Diversity & Inclusion Office and the Office of Student Affairs invite you to attend a Networking Social for our Students from Underrepresented Groups.  This is an opportunity for underrepresented students from SOM, GSN, and GSBS to network in an informal and relaxed atmosphere with Dean Flotte, faculty members and professional staff.
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice at Memorial Campus

    7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Valerie Wedge, LICSW, CEAP
    Improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. Join us for regular practice sessions open to all employees. Cultivate a culture of mindfulness for your wellbeing and the wellbeing of your patients.
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    MASSACHUSETTS STATE EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM (MSERS)

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    FOR THOSE IN MASSACHUSETTS STATE EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM (MSERS) 
    Long term planning and knowledge are keys to successful retirement.  Come attend a presentation and ask questions at this special seminar!
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - South Street Campus

    12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to all employees. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
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