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International Committee

foodThe International Committee works to support a welcoming and more inclusive environment for international employees, students, and scholars.  The committee, in collaboration with the Immigration Services Office of Human Resources, works to assure a seamless transition into Massachusetts and the University.  In addition, the committee in collaboration with the Diversity and Inclusion Office (DIO) and HR annually sponsors an international festival that is a celebration of the 64 countries and numerous cultures that make up the University community.

Co-Chairs: Vanessa Paulman and Robert Layne

International Festival 2014: https://vimeo.com/95024254 

The International Committee has sponsors the Immigrant Stories “Everyone is Included in our Community!” a virtual storytelling series, where colleagues across the UMMS enterprise will share their journey to America and UMass Medical School. 

If you missed it, you can now view the stories:
September 29, 2020 – Immigrant Stories Video: https://vimeo.com/463174483
Featuring Dr. Raúl Padrón, Senior Research Scientist in Radiology Department of Radiology, Division of Cell Biology and Imaging and  Francis Wanjau, Director, Practice Performance Improvement Office of Clinical Integration UMass Memorial Medical Center

November 18, 2020 – Immigrant Stories Video: https://vimeo.com/480918810
Featuring Elaine Wang, Sr. Director of Research and Evaluation in Public and Private Health 
and Sharon Secondus, Program Data Specialist, Health Care Finance Solution Set