Leadership Series

The Office of Faculty Affairs is pleased to welcome you to its sixth annual leadership series. The series includes presentations and workshops addressing the development and application of leadership competencies.

Attending these sesions can help develop leadership compentencies that can be applied to many areas of our lives and careers, whether one is currently in or aspiring to be in a leadership position. 

2015-2016 Calendar

There will be updates until all speakers and topics have been confirmed, so please check back regularly.


Friday, October 23, 2015
Seminar: Principles on the Path Toward Leadership
Speaker: Michael Collins, MD, FACP; Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, Chancellor, UMMS, Professor, Quantitative Health Sciences & Medicine, UMMS

Monday, November 2, 2015
Seminar: Lessons Learned on the Road to Strategic Leadership
Speaker: Joyce Murphy, MPA; Executive Vice Chancellor, UMMS, Commonwealth Medicine

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Seminar: Mindfulness and Resilience
Speaker: Judson Brewer, MD, PhD; Associate Professor, Medicine and Psychiatry; Director of Research, Center for Mindfulness.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016; 2:30-4:00pm; Medical School, Room S2-310
Workshop: Leadership Skills: Delivering Bad News
Speaker: Catherine Dube, EdD; Research Assistant Professor, Quantitative Health Sciences, UMMS.
No registration needed, but seating is limited.

Monday, February 1, 2016; 12:00-1:00pm, Hiatt Auditorium S1-608
Seminar: Empathy, Service, and Equity as Foundations for Leadership
Speaker: David Chiriboga, MD, MPH
Brown bag seminar. No registration needed.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016; 12:00-1:00pm; Medical School, Room S2-310
Seminar: Transformational Leadership (title subject to change)
Speaker: Shubjeet Kaur, MD, MScHCM ; Chair and Professor, Anesthesiology, UMMS
Brown bag seminar. No registration needed, but seating is limited.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016; 12:00-1:00pm, Albert Sherman Center, ASC Cube AS3-2119
Seminar: Leading High Impact Teams
Speaker: Katherine Luzuriaga, MD; Professor, Pediatrics, Program in Molecular Medicine, UMMS.
Brown bag seminar. No registration needed.

Tuesday, April 19 2016; 12:00-1:00pm; Medical School, Room S2-310
Seminar: Leadership in Medical Education (title subject to change)
Speaker: Sonia Chimienti, MD; Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine, UMMS
Brown bag seminar. No registration needed, but seating is limited.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016; 12:00-1:00pm; Albert Sherman Center, ASC Cube AS3-2119
Seminar: Leading Interprofessional Teams (title subject to change)
Speaker: Terence Flotte, MD; Dean, School of Medicine, Provost and Executive Deputy Chancellor, UMMS 
Lunch will be provided. Please register.

Continuing Medical Education Designation Statement -The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in each activity. Participants must attend a minimum of three sessions to qualify for CME credit.

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