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 Apr 28 to May 25 2017
  • Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Multilcultural Women's Health Summit

    9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Latoyia Edwards
    The Multicultural Women’s Health Summit is a day-long health and wellness event sponsored by the UMass Memorial Health Care and UMass Medical School.   Our theme is Celebrating You and Your Health. The day is designed not only to be informative but inspirational and motivational.  We have regionally recognized featured speaker, Latoyia Edwards, Emmy-Award winning Morning News Anchor, New England Cable News (NECN), NBC Boston and Host of “This is New England.”    We will provide a continental bre ...
  • Monday, May 01, 2017

    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, May 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

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    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, May 02, 2017

    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, May 02, 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, May 02, 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, May 03, 2017

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

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    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, May 03, 2017

    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, May 05, 2017

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

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    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, May 08, 2017

    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, May 08, 2017

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

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    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, May 09, 2017

    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, May 09, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice at Memorial Campus

    7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Valerie Wedge. :OCSW. 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, May 09, 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, May 10, 2017

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

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    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, May 10, 2017

    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, May 11, 2017

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

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    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 ...
  • Thursday, May 11, 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.
  • Friday, May 12, 2017

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

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    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, May 12, 2017

    International Festival

    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    The International Festival is hosted annually by the Diversity & Inclusion Office under the sponsorship of the International Planning Committee. The festival reminds us that our geographical boundaries are not limited by Central Mass, the Boston area or New England and that having diverse cultures is critical to our mission.
    
    **Enjoy performances by UMMS/UMMHC students, staff and the Worcester community members.  Medical School Lobby; 11:30am 1:00pm.
    
    **Complimentary samples of internation ...
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