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

Contact Us Page

Diversity Calendar

Events Nov 25 to Dec 22 2015
  • Wednesday, December 02, 2015

    Essentials of a Discrimination Free Workplace: Preventing and Responding to Sexual and Sex-based Harassment - Schrafft

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Greer Jordan, AVC, Diversity & Inclusion and Jesse Edwards, Director, Diversity & Equal Opportunity
    Our differences can be the source of creativity, ...
  • Thursday, December 03, 2015

    LGBTA Network Social Event

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    LGBTA Sub Committee Co-Chairs: Kenneth S Peterson PhD, MS, RN, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Nursing and Shawn Morrissey, Director of the Financial Aid Office
    Special Event
    The Lesbian Gay Bisexual, Transgender and Ally (LGBTA) sub-committee invite ALL Faculty, Staff and S ...
  • Monday, December 07, 2015

    What you need to know about Campus Safety

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Chief John W. Luippold, UMass Department of Public Safety, Michael D. Kneeland, MD, MPH, Clinical Professor, Associate Dean for Allied Health and C. Greer Jordan, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion
    Training Program
    Get informed about how to keep safe and
    respond effectively to a threat to  campus security.
    Pre ...
  • Tuesday, December 08, 2015

    Employee Resource Groups (ERG) are forming

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Make a Difference at Work: Join an Employee Resource Group!
    Information Sessions are now scheduled  ...
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2015

    Employee Resource Groups (ERG) are forming

    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Make a Difference at Work: Join an Employee Resource Group!
    Information Sessions are now scheduled  ...
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2015

    Introduction to Mindfulness Seminar

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Carl Fulwiler, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept of Psychiatry
    Special Event
    In this 2-hour introductory program, learn what mindfulness is - and is not - and how it might be of ...
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