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2020 UMMS NEWS AND NOTES

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UMass MIND hosting Orchestrating Change music and health documentary and panel discussion

The UMass MIND program at UMass Medical School is hosting an interactive Zoom community panel discussion about the documentary Orchestrating Change on Monday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m.

Temporary reduction in spaces at South Road garage

In preparation for a major addition to the South Road garage, the parking spaces along the east wall (facing Lake Avenue), on all levels, will be taken out of service on Sept. 28. They will remain fenced off for several months as construction proceeds.

Diversity survey to measure institutional climate

The 2020 UMMS Diversity Engagement Survey is being emailed to all members of the UMMS community on Sept. 10 and Medical School leaders are urging people to participate by the Sept. 25 deadline. Participation is open to all faculty, students, staff, residents and postdoctoral scholars as well as all who work at Commonwealth Medicine and MassBiologics.

UMMS alum David Rosman elected president of the Massachusetts Medical Society

David A. Rosman, MD, SOM ’04, a board-certified radiologist and associate chairman at Massachusetts General Hospital, was elected president of the Massachusetts Medical Society at the organization’s annual meeting, held virtually May 30

Earth Week 2020 to be celebrated through online activities

UMass Medical School has a series of virtual events planned for Earth Week 2020 on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of worldwide movement.

UMass Medical School receives continued AAALAC accreditation

UMass Medical School has been awarded full accreditation by the American Association for the Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC International). AAALAC accreditation is an affirmation of an institute’s commitment to the highest standards for the welfare of animals used in research and education.