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  • UMass Medical School holds first Learners of Color Orientation
    Education News

    UMass Medical School holds first Learners of Color Orientation

    Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion Marlina Duncan, EdD, welcomed participants and said it was important to introduce students to the various support structures and resources available to them while at UMass Medical School.

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  • Summer study, research set aspiring health care providers and scientists on path to success
    Community News

    Summer study, research set aspiring health care providers and scientists on path to success

    UMass Medical School welcomed two cohorts of college students to its annual Summer Enrichment Program and Summer Undergraduate Research Program for high-achieving undergraduates from backgrounds underrepresented in science and medicine.

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  • Jillian Richmond receives diversity award to mentor med student on lymphoma research
    Community News

    Jillian Richmond receives diversity award to mentor med student on lymphoma research

    The Diversity Research Supplement Award Jillian M. Richmond, PhD, has received from the Dermatology Foundation covers the stipend for medical student researcher Jadé Olayinka.

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  • UMMS family medicine resident Stephany Giraldo Eierle shares journey in medicine
    Community News, Education News, Media

    UMMS family medicine resident Stephany Giraldo Eierle shares journey in medicine

    UMass Medical School family medicine resident Stephany Giraldo Eierle, DO, MPH, is a Latina first-generation American completing her first year as a physician at the Family Health Center of Worcester, and becoming a vocal advocate for diversity in medicine and public health.

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  • UMass Memorial, UMass Medical School stand in solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander colleagues
    Community News

    UMass Memorial, UMass Medical School stand in solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander colleagues

    The UMass Memorial Health Care and UMass Medical School communities stand in solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander colleagues, supporting the families and communities directly affected by the shooting deaths of eight people, six of whom were Asian Americans, in Atlanta.

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  • GSBS Diversity Interest Group promotes social justice, equity and advocacy
    Community News

    GSBS Diversity Interest Group promotes social justice, equity and advocacy

    The GSBS Diversity Interest Group is “centered on sharing the voices of our fellow trainees and having their stories and experiences heard.”

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  • NBC10-Boston report highlights UMass BaccMD program’s role in reducing health disparities
    Education News

    NBC10-Boston report highlights UMass BaccMD program’s role in reducing health disparities

    School of Medicine student Kassandra Jean-Marie, SOM ’24, credits the UMass Baccalaureate MD Pathway Program for helping her pursue a medical degree and increase diversity within the medical field.

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  • UMass Medical School community pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. with celebration of service
    Community News

    UMass Medical School community pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. with celebration of service

    The 2020 Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion was presented to Linda Long-Bellil, JD, PhD, at the 33rd annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. MLK Semester of Service Awards and the inaugural Equity in Action Student Award was also presented.

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  • Celebration of service: Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. is Feb. 2
    Community News

    Celebration of service: Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. is Feb. 2

    The 33rd Annual community celebration will take place virtually. This year’s theme is “Disrupting Inequity through Structural Change: How the crises of 2020, the pandemic and social injustice brought forth the best in the UMMS community.”

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  • 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Semester of Service awardees will address local health needs
    Community News

    2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Semester of Service awardees will address local health needs

    The 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Semester of Service Award student projects address health disparities, including some worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Diversity Summit highlights blueprint for diversity, equity and inclusion action
    Community News

    Diversity Summit highlights blueprint for diversity, equity and inclusion action

    UMass Medical School administration, faculty, staff and student leaders came together Thursday, Nov. 12 for Diversity Summit V, a two-hour virtual conference assessing the state of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at UMMS and outlining plans for future work.

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  • UMass Medical School selects Marlina Duncan to serve as vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion
    Community News

    UMass Medical School selects Marlina Duncan to serve as vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion

    Marlina Duncan, EdD, will serve as the vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at UMass Medical School, beginning Dec. 28, according to an announcement from Chancellor Michael F. Collins.

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  • UMass Medical School community explores ‘How to Be an Antiracist’
    Community News

    UMass Medical School community explores ‘How to Be an Antiracist’

    The book, How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi, PhD, was the subject of a campus read discussion on Thursday, Nov. 5.

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  • Campus Conversation focuses on increasing diversity of faculty
    Community News

    Campus Conversation focuses on increasing diversity of faculty

    The UMass Medical School Campus Conversation on Faculty Diversity, moderated by Vice Provost for Health Equity Milagros Rosal, PhD, provided an opportunity to learn about and provide input to improve efforts to increase recruitment and retention of diverse faculty.

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  • Campus Conversation on LGBTQ health equity probes disparities and solutions
    Community News

    Campus Conversation on LGBTQ health equity probes disparities and solutions

    LGBTQ health equity was the focus of a Diversity and Inclusion Campus Conversation. Also, Chancellor Michael F. Collins announced the establishment of a scholarship program and named School of Medicine students Theo Eldore and Patricia Giunta the inaugural recipients.

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  • Campus conversation: Coming together to enhance diversity in STEM
    Community News

    Campus conversation: Coming together to enhance diversity in STEM

    As the UMass Medical School community addresses diversity and advocacy through a virtual campus conversation series this fall, students took the lead on Wednesday, Oct. 28, in a discussion about diversifying the face of science and medicine.

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  • UMMS community members share ideas for eliminating health disparities
    Community News

    UMMS community members share ideas for eliminating health disparities

    Members of the UMass Medical School community discussed over Zoom ideas for eliminating health disparities at the individual, institutional and community levels during the second in a series of campus conversations on diversity and inclusion.

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  • The Equity Collaborative builds culture, tools to promote gender parity
    Community News

    The Equity Collaborative builds culture, tools to promote gender parity

    What makes an organization committed to fully inclusive gender equity? Gayle Capozzalo, executive director of The Equity Collaborative, discussed the purpose and goals of the collaborative and UMass Medical School’s involvement in a virtual campus conversation.

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  • Project Civility launches series of student workshops on diversity, leadership
    Education News

    Project Civility launches series of student workshops on diversity, leadership

    A new diversity and inclusion program at UMass Medical School called Project Civility aims to provide in-depth opportunities for students to explore diversity and inclusion, build personal skills, enhance learning outcomes and foster community and connections among the three schools.

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  • Brian Lewis recognized at Biomedical Science Careers Program Evening of Hope 2020
    Community News

    Brian Lewis recognized at Biomedical Science Careers Program Evening of Hope 2020

    Brian Lewis, PhD, was recognized in the Evening of Hope 2020 Honor Roll during the Biomedical Science Careers Program’s annual fundraising ceremony. He was honored for his commitment to the organization’s mission of closing the equity gap and increasing diversity in science professions.

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  • PhD candidate receives NIH fellowship award for study on diagnosis of multiple myeloma precursor condition
    Education News

    PhD candidate receives NIH fellowship award for study on diagnosis of multiple myeloma precursor condition

    Maira Castañeda Avila, PhD candidate in the Clinical & Population Health Research Program, received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research, funded by the National Cancer Institute.

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  • UMMS diversity and inclusion programming to feature campus read, community conversations, diversity summit
    Community News

    UMMS diversity and inclusion programming to feature campus read, community conversations, diversity summit

    UMass Medical School will hold a series of events this fall to help align and anchor diversity and inclusion programming.

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  • ‘I would do it all over again’: Immigrant stories shared at virtual UMMS event
    Community News

    ‘I would do it all over again’: Immigrant stories shared at virtual UMMS event

    The Diversity & Inclusion Office and the International Committee relaunched the storytelling series “UMass Immigrant Stories” on Tuesday, Sept. 29, with Raúl Padrón and Francis Wanjau sharing their stories over Zoom.

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  • Teaching inclusively: DRIVE initiative aims to develop bias-free learning
    Education News

    Teaching inclusively: DRIVE initiative aims to develop bias-free learning

    An initiative to encourage bias-free learning environments across UMass Medical School is moving forward with faculty workshops, online tools and department grand rounds presentations.

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  • Hispanic Heritage Month event recognizes contributions, addresses challenges of Hispanic and Latino Americans
    Community News

    Hispanic Heritage Month event recognizes contributions, addresses challenges of Hispanic and Latino Americans

    UMMS joined the nation in recognizing the many contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the country and the medical school community with a live, online panel discussion in which students and faculty panel took on questions of diversity and inclusion.

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  • Milagros Rosal named inaugural vice provost for health equity at UMMS
    Community News

    Milagros Rosal named inaugural vice provost for health equity at UMMS

    Milagros C. Rosal, PhD, has been appointed to the newly created position of vice provost for health equity at UMass Medical School. Dr. Rosal will also be named the inaugural recipient of the newest endowed faculty position created specifically to support the faculty member who serves as vice provost for health equity.

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  • UMMS researcher co-directs project to enhance diversity in biomedical sciences workforce
    Research News

    UMMS researcher co-directs project to enhance diversity in biomedical sciences workforce.

    Mary Munson, PhD, is co-directing a first-of-its-kind national program to enhance diversity in the academic biomedical workforce, funded by a $1.3 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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  • Maria Garcia appointed assistant vice provost for diversity and student success
    Education News

    Maria Garcia appointed assistant vice provost for diversity and student success

    In the new role, Maria Garcia, MD, MPH, will continue to develop educational programs that respect the diverse educational goals of learners from different educational, personal and cultural backgrounds in order to enhance career development for students in all three schools.

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  • UMass Medical School taking a stand in support of positive change
    Community News

    UMass Medical School taking a stand in support of positive change

    In a memo to the UMass Medical School community, Chancellor Michael F. Collins and Dean Terence R. Flotte say racism is a public health crisis and outline changes underway at UMMS.

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  • UMass Medical School community holds vigil in memory of George Floyd
    Community News

    UMass Medical School community holds vigil in memory of George Floyd

    Students, faculty and staff from UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center, wearing masks and standing six feet apart, took part in a silent vigil for George Floyd on Friday, June 5, on the campus green at UMass Medical School.

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