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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.


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


Through consultation, regulation, education and collaboration, the Diversity & Inclusion Office (DIO) 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.

DIO Events

Events Mar 1 to Mar 28 2015
  • Monday, March 02, 2015

    Mentoring Circles - March 2015

    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Special Event
    The objective of Mentoring Circles is to provide a diverse group of students and residents exposure  ...
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015

    Women's History Month Celebration

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Michelle J. Budig, PhD
    Special Event
    Michelle Budig, PhD, Professor of Sociology at UMass Amherst will present:
    "The Motherhood Penalty  ...
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