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

Contact Us Page

Diversity Calendar

Events Feb 6 to Mar 4 2016
  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice

    7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Guided Sessions by the Center for Mindfulness
    Special Event
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These reg ...
  • Friday, February 12, 2016

    Dress for Success 4th Annual Clothing Drive

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Fund Raiser
    The Professional Women’s Committee is proud to sponsor a clothing drive to benefit Dress for Success ...
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice

    7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Guided Sessions by the Center for Mindfulness
    Special Event
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These reg ...
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016

    End of Life / After Life: Lunchtime Learning Seminar

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Elder Law Attorney Arthur Bergeron
    Special Event
    Join us for this presentation on tools to help people live life until the end the way they want to l ...
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016

    LGBT Rights in Healthcare

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Biomedical Informatics, Surgery, and of Health Policy,
    Special Event
    Please join the LGBTA committee for a lunch event to engage with Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld as he speaks ab ...
  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    Introduction to Mindfulness Sessions

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Carl Fulwiler, MD PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, Medical Director and Associate Research Director, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society
    Special Event
    Join us and learn what mindfulness is - and is not - and how it might be of value to you or someone  ...
  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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

    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Special Event
    In this 2-hour introductory program, learn what mindfulness is - and is not - and how it might be of ...
  • Thursday, February 18, 2016

    "Scalable Model for Successful Integration: Hot Tips for Where Support is Most Effective."

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Sylvia Abbeyquaye RN, BSN, BSC, MPA
    Special Event
    Presented by PhD candidate, Sylvia Abbeyquaye RN, BSN, BSC, MPA,
    
    Sylvia’s area of research invest ...
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice

    7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Guided Sessions by the Center for Mindfulness
    Special Event
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These reg ...
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016

    CWM Diversity Town Hall: A Diversity Education and Dialogue Series

    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Jorge Sanchez, M.Ed., Interim Director, Office of Massachusetts Client Relations and Co-chair Cultural Diversity Committee
    Special Event
    When diversity and inclusion are acknowledged and honored, business leaders and managers find new wa ...
  • Thursday, February 25, 2016

    "Boutique Clothing Sale”

    10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    Special Event
    Shopping at the South Street Boutique has never been easier and more affordable. Only $5.00 per item ...
  • Monday, February 29, 2016

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice

    7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Guided Sessions by Christine Runyan, PhD
    Special Event
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These reg ...
  • Tuesday, March 01, 2016

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice

    7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Guided Sessions by the Center for Mindfulness
    Special Event
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These reg ...
  • Tuesday, March 01, 2016

    CWM Diversity Town Hall: A Diversity Education and Dialogue Series

    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Jorge Sanchez, M.Ed., Interim Director, Office of Massachusetts Client Relations and Co-chair Cultural Diversity Committee
    Special Event
    When diversity and inclusion are acknowledged and honored, business leaders and managers find new wa ...
  • Thursday, March 03, 2016

    CWM Diversity Town Hall: A Diversity Education and Dialogue Series

    9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
    Jorge Sanchez, M.Ed., Interim Director, Office of Massachusetts Client Relations and Co-chair Cultural Diversity Committee
    Special Event
    When diversity and inclusion are acknowledged and honored, business leaders and managers find new wa ...
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