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UMMS and UMMMC Campus ReadNEW

UMass Medical School (UMMS) and UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC) Diversity and Inclusion Office will launch our Campus Read in the Faculty Conference Rm. on August 25th with Blindspot: The Hidden Biases of Good People. Click here to learn more!

The Diversity Campus Read program is designed to provide a campus-wide learning opportunity through literature, to encourage a common reading experience and to develop a sense of community at UMMS and UMMHC. All members of the UMMS and UMMHC communities are encouraged to read the Diversity Campus Read selection. Also, throughout the year, other events such as lectures and discussion groups will provide an opportunity for individuals and the community to gather and talk about the issues presented in the book.

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Diversity is inherent in University of Massachusetts Medical School’s mission to advance the health and well-being of the people of the Commonwealth and the world through pioneering education, research and health care delivery. As an institution, we are preparing tomorrow’s physicians, nurses and scientists to serve and relate to a multicultural society by increasing representation of minorities and women in student, faculty and staff positions, improving the cultural competence of our workforce through diversity education, and building an inclusive culture where we learn from our differences.


Deborah L. Plummer, Ph.D. 
Vice Chancellor 
Diversity and Inclusion


Through consultation, regulation, education and collaboration, the Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office (DEOO) is a catalyst for an inclusive academic medical health sciences center comprised of a diverse faculty, staff and student body who possess the cultural competencies necessary to serve the people of the commonwealth and the world.


Diversity compels UMMS to lead in the development and implementation of innovative approaches to health sciences education, research and public service.