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 Aug 24 to Sep 20 2016
  • Thursday, August 25, 2016

    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
    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, August 26, 2016

    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
    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, August 29, 2016

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Hahnemann

    8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Guided by: Christine Runyan, MD
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to patients, medical and mental health professionals, employees, and staff. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
  • Monday, August 29, 2016

    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
    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, August 29, 2016

    Recharge and Re-Center, Noontime Mindfulness Practice every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Biotech I

    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Need a break during the day to recharge, re-center or refocus?  Lab Conference Room B at Biotech I on the 2nd floor has been reserved every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for mindfulness meditation practice.  Tools and instructions will be available for 10 minute self-guided sessions starting at 12:05 pm.  Guided practice will be provided as Mindfulness Champions are available.  Availability of the room is subject to change. Please see the weekly UpNext! or the DIO Website Calendar for updates. 
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  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - ACC Bldg- University Campus

    7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Guided Sessions by the Center for Mindfulness
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to patients, medical and mental health professionals, employees, and staff. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    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, August 30, 2016

    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
    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 ...
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    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
    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 ...
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Recharge and Re-Center, Noontime Mindfulness Practice every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Biotech I

    12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
    Need a break during the day to recharge, re-center or refocus?  Lab Conference Room B at Biotech I on the 2nd floor has been reserved every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for mindfulness meditation practice.  Tools and instructions will be available for 10 minute self-guided sessions starting at 12:05 pm.  Guided practice will be provided as Mindfulness Champions are available.  Availability of the room is subject to change. Please see the weekly UpNext! or the DIO Website Calendar for updates. 
     ...
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Hahnemann

    12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    Guided by: Christine Runyan, MD
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to patients, medical and mental health professionals, employees, and staff. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
  • Friday, September 02, 2016

    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
    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, September 02, 2016

    Recharge and Re-Center, Noontime Mindfulness Practice every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Biotech I

    12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
    Need a break during the day to recharge, re-center or refocus?  Lab Conference Room B at Biotech I on the 2nd floor has been reserved every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for mindfulness meditation practice.  Tools and instructions will be available for 10 minute self-guided sessions starting at 12:05 pm.  Guided practice will be provided as Mindfulness Champions are available.  Availability of the room is subject to change. Please see the weekly UpNext! or the DIO Website Calendar for updates. 
     ...
  • Monday, September 05, 2016

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Hahnemann

    8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Guided by: Christine Runyan, MD
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to patients, medical and mental health professionals, employees, and staff. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
  • Tuesday, September 06, 2016

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - ACC Bldg- University Campus

    7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Guided Sessions by the Center for Mindfulness
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to patients, medical and mental health professionals, employees, and staff. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
  • Tuesday, September 06, 2016

    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.
  • Wednesday, September 07, 2016

    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
    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 ...
  • Wednesday, September 07, 2016

    Recharge and Re-Center, Noontime Mindfulness Practice every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Biotech I

    12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
    Need a break during the day to recharge, re-center or refocus?  Lab Conference Room B at Biotech I on the 2nd floor has been reserved every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for mindfulness meditation practice.  Tools and instructions will be available for 10 minute self-guided sessions starting at 12:05 pm.  Guided practice will be provided as Mindfulness Champions are available.  Availability of the room is subject to change. Please see the weekly UpNext! or the DIO Website Calendar for updates. 
     ...
  • Wednesday, September 07, 2016

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Hahnemann

    12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    Guided by: Christine Runyan, MD
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to patients, medical and mental health professionals, employees, and staff. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
  • Thursday, September 08, 2016

    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
    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 ...
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