Center for Diversity Excellence

Deborah Plummer, PhDAs the Commonwealth’s first and only public academic health science center and the largest non-for-profit health care system in Central Massachusetts, diversity is inherent in our mission and integral to our identity. The multiculturalism of the patients we serve, our diverse faculty, staff and student body, and the diverse communities we are part of, create unique opportunities for leveraging our differences as fundamental to our institution’s excellence.  Our work is a global effort enhanced by the great diversity of the local and regional communities in which we live and serve. 

Our diversity efforts strengthen our capacity for vital advancements, for research discoveries that change the world, and for carrying out our shared mission of educating tomorrow’s physicians, research scientists and nurses and delivering the best possible care to every patient.

Deborah L. Plummer, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor/Chief Diversity Officer
Diversity & Inclusion Office
University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMass Memorial Medical Center


Culturally Competent Education
Culturally Responsive Care
Culturally Relevant Research

Diversity and Inclusion Office Brochure (PDF)

 

Faculty and Staff

Deborah Plummer, Ph.D., VC Diversity & Inclusion

C. Greer Jordan, Ph.D., AVC Diversity & Inclusion

Bonnie Bray, Executive Assistant

Holly Brown, Administrative Coordinator

Jesse Edwards, Director

Fernanda Gama, Program Coordinator

John Trobaugh, MFA Diversity Project Specialist

Contact Us Page

Diversity Calendar

Events May 5 to Jun 1 2016
  • Friday, May 06, 2016

    International Festival

    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    The International Festival is hosted annually by the Diversity & Inclusion Office under the sponsorship of the CEOD International Committee. The festival reminds us that our geographical boundaries are not limited by Central Mass, the Boston area or New England and that having diverse cultures is critical to our mission.
    
    **Enjoy performances by UMMS/UMMHC students, staff and the Worcester community members.  Medical School Lobby; 11:30am 1:00 pm.
    
    **Complimentary samples of international cu ...
  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice

    7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Guided Sessions by the Center for Mindfulness
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to patients, medical and mental health professionals, employees, and staff. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    10 Minute Weekly Mindfulness Practice Sessions at University Campus

    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Want to practice mindfulness, but short on time?  Need a break to recharge and re-center?  New 10 Minute Mindfulness sessions are starting weekly on the UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus.   The sessions will provide a mix of quiet and or guided mediation. Take home practice will be provided to extend the benefits of practice throughout the week.  Optional Q&A will be offered at 12:30 pm, when MBSR teachers are available. 
    
    Location: Meeting Room A, H1-777 Administration Hall – Ho ...
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice

    12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    Guided Sessions by Christine Runyan, PhD
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to patients, medical and mental health professionals, employees, and staff. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    Essentials of a Discrimination Free Workplace: Preventing and Responding to Sexual and Sex-based Harassment - Schrafft

    - Cancelled -
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Greer Jordan, AVC, Diversity & Inclusion and Jesse Edwards, Director, Diversity & Equal Opportunity
    NOTICE:  THIS SESSION IS OPEN TO CHCF STAFF ONLY
    
    Our differences can be the source of creativity, a driver of innovation,  and means of  growing  our professional competence and better understanding one another, our clients and our customers.    It can also be a source of tension, misunderstandings, and even complaints and legal action when cultural norms and beliefs and expectations of professional behavior collide. 
     
    Respect and responsibility are foundations of a work environment that i ...
  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice

    7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Guided Sessions by the Center for Mindfulness
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to patients, medical and mental health professionals, employees, and staff. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    10 Minute Weekly Mindfulness Practice Sessions at University Campus

    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Want to practice mindfulness, but short on time?  Need a break to recharge and re-center?  New 10 Minute Mindfulness sessions are starting weekly on the UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus.   The sessions will provide a mix of quiet and or guided mediation. Take home practice will be provided to extend the benefits of practice throughout the week.  Optional Q&A will be offered at 12:30 pm, when MBSR teachers are available. 
    
    Location: Meeting Room A, H1-777 Administration Hall – Ho ...
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice

    12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    Guided Sessions by Christine Runyan, PhD
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to patients, medical and mental health professionals, employees, and staff. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    Introduction to Mindfulness Monthly Sessions: CFM - Hoagland –Pincus Center - Shrewsbury

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    In this 2-hour introductory program, learn what mindfulness is - and is not - and how it might be of value to you or someone you care for who is suffering from stress, pain, anxiety, or illness.
    For UMMHC and UMMS Patients, Medical and Mental Health Professionals, Employees, Faculty & Staff and Students
  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice

    7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Guided Sessions by the Center for Mindfulness
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to patients, medical and mental health professionals, employees, and staff. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    10 Minute Weekly Mindfulness Practice Sessions at University Campus

    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Want to practice mindfulness, but short on time?  Need a break to recharge and re-center?  New 10 Minute Mindfulness sessions are starting weekly on the UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus.   The sessions will provide a mix of quiet and or guided mediation. Take home practice will be provided to extend the benefits of practice throughout the week.  Optional Q&A will be offered at 12:30 pm, when MBSR teachers are available. 
    
    Location: Meeting Room A, H1-777 Administration Hall – Ho ...
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice

    12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    Guided Sessions by Christine Runyan, PhD
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to patients, medical and mental health professionals, employees, and staff. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice

    7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Guided Sessions by the Center for Mindfulness
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to patients, medical and mental health professionals, employees, and staff. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
  • Wednesday, June 01, 2016

    10 Minute Weekly Mindfulness Practice Sessions at University Campus

    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Want to practice mindfulness, but short on time?  Need a break to recharge and re-center?  New 10 Minute Mindfulness sessions are starting weekly on the UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus.   The sessions will provide a mix of quiet and or guided mediation. Take home practice will be provided to extend the benefits of practice throughout the week.  Optional Q&A will be offered at 12:30 pm, when MBSR teachers are available. 
    
    Location: Meeting Room A, H1-777 Administration Hall – Ho ...
  • Wednesday, June 01, 2016

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice

    12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    Guided Sessions by Christine Runyan, PhD
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to patients, medical and mental health professionals, employees, and staff. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
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