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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.

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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

Mindfulness

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 http://www.umassmed.edu/dio/calendar/upnext/ for changes in the schedule each month. To subscribe to UpNext!, send an email to Dio@Umassmed.edu. 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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Women's History Month Event

Posted On: 03/24/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

Dr. FeliceWomen's History Month Honoring Trailblazing Women at UMass Medical School

Our featured speaker is Marianne E. Felice, MD, former Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Professor of Pediatric and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Lunch will be provided between 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Date: April 4, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: S1-342 Faculty Conference Room, Medical School, University

To register, click here.

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Boutique Sale Today

Posted On: 03/16/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

boutique saleThe Medical School is holding the 5th annual "Boutique Clothing Sale.” The proceeds to benefit the Dress for Success Organization. Join us for a shopping spree in the Old Medical School Lobby. Shopping has never been easier and more affordable. Only $5.00 per item. Looks good and feels good!

Cash donations are accepted and encouraged!

Date: Thursday, March 16th
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: S1-Lobby - Medical School, University Campus
For more information, click here.

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An Evening of Zentangle

Posted On: 03/08/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

 

Zentangle

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being.

Date: March 22, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: 13W322 Italy Conference Room, 333 South Street, Shrewsbury, MA
To register, click here.

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Stay on top of the latest news...

Posted On: 03/01/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

newsGet the latest news about UMass Medical School at UMassMedNow - the school's 24/7 news site.

To learn more, click here.

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Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice

Posted On: 02/16/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - South Street Campus

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.

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time: 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Location: England Conference Room, 333 South Street, Shrewsbury
To register, click here.

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2017 Professional Development and Networking Event

Posted On: 02/08/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Professional Development and Networking Event.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
S1-Lobby - Medical School Lobby, University Campus

Looking for an opportunity to develop your career and grow your professional network? The African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG) is proud to sponsor an organization-wide Professional Development & Networking event. We’re bringing together subject matter experts from different departments to share events, programs, trainings, learning and development opportunities that they have available for caregivers. Stop by for a few minutes or stay for the entire event, all are welcome to attend!

What you can expect:

• An opportunity to connect with fellow caregivers
• Light refreshments
• A chance to engage with people from different departments and learn more about the programs listed below

  • UMMHC Center for Innovation and Transformational Change (CITC)
  • Diversity and Inclusion Office (DIO)
  • UMMHC Organization and People Development (OPD)
  • UMMHC Patient Experience (PX)
  • UMMHC Talent Acquisition

To register, click here.

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Listening Session on the Executive Order on Immigration

Posted On: 02/02/17 Posted By: Jennifer Shimer Tags: blog, new employee

The International Committee and Interfaith and Languages of Healthcare Employee Resource Groups invite you to join with staff from the Diversity and Inclusion Office, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Immigration Services for two no-agenda listening sessions.

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