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We'd like to officially welcome you to UMass Medical School. This blog is a great place to connect with other new employees and learn more about our culture and community. We will schedule some meetups and lunches during your first few months so you can connect with one another. We invite you to post questions and comments. You are encouraged to help answer questions for others as well. The transition into your new role should be as smooth as possible and we want to set you up for success.

Click here to visit our Onboard at UMMS website that offers a wealth of information during your first few months to help you get acclimated.

For instructions on how to post blog comments, click here.

New Learning & Development Courses

Posted On: 06/21/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

imageNew courses are being offered on the Learning & Development website for all employees and managers.

The latest employee training offered is "Organizing, Prioritizing and Managing Your Work." New courses are offered throughout the year. Check the website often to learn more.

To learn more, click here.

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UMass Ranks High for Patents

Posted On: 06/07/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

UMMS CampusUMassMedNow gives you the latest news and updates about UMass Medical School.

One of the latest stories featured is, "UMass ranked 36 among universities worldwide for patents awarded." To learn more, click here.

UMassMedNow is the Medical School's 24/7 news source. Visit often to stay on top of the latest news.

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HR Direct Training

Posted On: 05/31/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

HR Direct Training is available for Employee Self Service and Manager Self Service. To learn more, click the blog post title.

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Book Discussion Group

Posted On: 05/24/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

blogWith acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw's Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. Pizza and soda/snacks will be provided; (bring other healthier options if you prefer) Monetary contributions for the pizza will be welcomed but not required. Books can  be borrowed before the book discussion and returned at the end of the discussion.

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: 13E433A Greece Conference Room , 333 South Street Building, South Street Campus
Facilitators: Brion Carroll and Tom Hopkins, UMass Medical School

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UMassMedNow News

Posted On: 05/18/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee


Stay on top of the latest news from UMass Medical School by visiting UMassMedNow, the University's 24/7 news site. To learn more, click here.

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International Festival

Posted On: 05/11/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

International Festival PhotoA shuttle is being offered from South Street for the International Festival on Friday, May 12th. It will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

To learn more, about the festival, click here.

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International Festival Announced

Posted On: 05/04/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee


International Festival

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Multicultural Women's Health Summit

Posted On: 04/13/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

Multicultural SummitJoin us for a day-long health and wellness community event. This event is free and open to all, however registration is required. Featured Speaker: Latoyia Edwards, Emmy Award-winning Morning News Anchor, New England Cable News (NECN) | Continental Breakfast | Free Health Screenings & Health Assessments | Healthy Lunch | Health and Wellness Presentations | Healthy Movement Exercise | Celebrate You and Your Health Gift Bags | Shuttle Service Available from select locations | Free Parking

DATE: Saturday, April 29, 2017
TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: UMass Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue, North Worcester, MA
To register, click here.

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Diversity & Inclusion Event

Posted On: 04/05/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

Marianne FeliceA Dialogue: Thoughts about Leadership from a Woman’s Perspective

Times they are a changing, or are they? Between the rapid advances in science and technology, a chaotic political landscape and the emergence of multiple generations of women working together; it is time to take a step back and examine the myths and realities of women’s experience in the workplace. . .

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: S1-607 Goff Lazare Auditorium, Medical School Building, University Campus
Speaker: Marianne E. Felice, M.D. She is the former Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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Mindfulness Events

Posted On: 03/31/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee


Recharge and Re-center: Noontime Mindfulness Practice at University Campus – Daily Self-Guided and Weekly Guided Practice 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 subject to change, so please see the weekly UpNext! or the DIO Calendar for changes in the schedule each month. To subscribe to UpNext!, send an email to All are welcome.

Date: April 1, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Meeting Room A, H1-777, Administration Hall, Hospital, University
For more information, click here.

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