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About the Office

The Office of Community and Government Relations is committed to strengthening its relationships with public officials and community stakeholders, increasing visibility of the Medical School throughout the region and increasing resources for the medical school’s initiatives. In addition the office:

  • Advocates with elected officials and other key policymakers regarding UMMS’s primary legislative and regulatory priorities;
  • Encourages public officials to utilize us as a resource for informed insight on major medical, health care and research issues with which they are confronted;
  • Serves as a resource for the medical school community on governmental issues;
  • Identifies and strengthens partnerships with local community and neighborhood organizations; and
  • Keeps public officials and the community informed of important medical school developments.

“As the commonwealth’s only public medical school, UMass Medical School plays a special role in educating the next generation of health care professionals and conducting medical research that can help build healthy families and communities.”

John Erwin, Vice Chancellor for Government Relations

Contact Us

  • John Erwin

    John Erwin

    Vice Chancellor for Government Relations
    Community and Government Relations
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
    55 Lake Avenue North
    Worcester, MA 01655-0002
    508-856-8200
    john.erwin@umassmed.edu

  • Che Anderson

    Che Anderson

    Assistant Vice Chancellor for City & Community Relations
    Community and Government Relations
    University of Massachusetts Medical School
    55 Lake Avenue North
    Worcester, MA 01655-0002
    che.anderson@umassmed.edu

  • Glady McRell

    Glady McRell

    Project Manager
    Community and Government Relations
    University of Massachusetts Medical School 
    55 Lake Avenue North 
    Worcester, MA 01655-0002 
    508-856-4400
    gladys.mcrell@umassmed.edu

University of Massachusetts Medical School
Office of Community and Government Relations
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA  01655-0002