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

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

Diversity Calendar

Events Apr 28 to May 25 2015
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    Women's Health Month

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Nancy A. Dragoon, MD , Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery, UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial and Jennifer Lauretti, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UMass Medical School
    Special Event
    Come join us to learn proven weight management strategies for women who care about their health and  ...
  • Thursday, April 30, 2015

    Thoughts on Civility

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Martha E. Meacham, MLS, MA, Lamar Soutter Library Fellow
    Special Event
    The Civility Subcommittee invites you to join our book discussion group: "Thoughts on Civility" Feat ...
  • Monday, May 04, 2015

    Caring for LGBT Patients: Providing a welcoming clinical environment

    2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
    Dr. Kevin Ard
    This lecture is targeted for clinical students, faculty, staff, residents of University Campus and c ...
  • Thursday, May 07, 2015

    LGBTA Social

    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Special Event
    Location:  2nd Floor Albert Sherman Center - GSN Learning Community
  • Friday, May 08, 2015

    10th Annual International Festival

    11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    Special Event
    The International Committee works to support a welcoming and a more inclusive environment for intern ...
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