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Convocation Ceremony

Thursday, September 10, 2020 4 p.m.

Albert Sherman Center Auditorium

UMass Medical School celebrates the beginning of each new academic year by coming together as a campus community to reflect on our shared values and our vocation as caregivers, researchers, teachers, students and community members. Convocation and related events are traditionally scheduled for the third week in September. 


Convocation is characterized by a celebration of faculty. Highlights of the ceremony include recognition of newly tenured and recently promoted faculty and announcement of the recipients of the Chancellor's Medals for distinguished teaching, distinguished scholarship, distinguished service and distinguished clinical excellence. These recognitions are part of the Chancellor’s keynote address, which emphasizes the accomplishments of the previous year and the challenges for the coming year.

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Check back here the day of the event to access the link to a live webcast.

 

Chancellor's Medals 2019

  • Mai-Lan Rogoff, MD, professor of psychiatry, received the Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Teaching.
  • Job Dekker, PhD, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, the Joseph J. Byrne Chair in Biomedical Research, professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology and co-director of the Program in Systems Biology, received the Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Scholarship.
  • Sarah Cheeseman, MD, professor of medicine, received the Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Clinical Excellence. As the recipient, Dr. Cheeseman will provide the keynote address at the 2020 White Coat Ceremony.
  • Matilde Castiel, MD, associate professor of medicine, received the Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Service. Dr. Castiel will carry the mace at university functions this year.

Mark your calendars!

This year's Convocation/Investiture Ceremony will take place: 

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 4 p.m.
Albert Sherman Center Auditorium

Reception following:  

Albert Sherman Center Cube