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

Holly Brown, Executive Assistant

Jesse Edwards, MA, Director

Fernanda Gama, Program Coordinator

John Trobaugh, MFA, Diversity Project Specialist

Contact Us Page

Diversity Calendar

Events May 28 to Jun 24 2017
  • Sunday, May 28, 2017

    Recharge and Re-center: Noontime Mindfulness Practice at University Campus – Daily Self-Guided and Weekly Guided Practice 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Need a break during the day to recharge, re-center or refocus?  Meeting Room A, H1-777  has been reserved for daily mindfulness meditation practice.  Tools and instructions will be available for 10 minute self-guided sessions starting at 12:05 pm and then again at 12:20 pm.  Volunteer facilitators will continue to provide guided practice on Wednesdays at 12:05 pm and 12: 20 pm. Additional days for guided practice will be added as volunteer facilitators are available. Availability of the room  is ...
  • Monday, May 29, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Hahnemann

    8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Guided by: Christine Runyan, MD
    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.
  • Monday, May 29, 2017

    Recharge and Re-center: Noontime Mindfulness Practice at University Campus – Daily Self-Guided and Weekly Guided Practice 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Need a break during the day to recharge, re-center or refocus?  Meeting Room A, H1-777  has been reserved for daily mindfulness meditation practice.  Tools and instructions will be available for 10 minute self-guided sessions starting at 12:05 pm and then again at 12:20 pm.  Volunteer facilitators will continue to provide guided practice on Wednesdays at 12:05 pm and 12: 20 pm. Additional days for guided practice will be added as volunteer facilitators are available. Availability of the room  is ...
  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - ACC Bldg- University Campus

    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.
  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice at Memorial Campus

    7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Valerie Wedge, LICSW, CEAP
    Improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. Join us for regular practice sessions open to all employees. Cultivate a culture of mindfulness for your wellbeing and the wellbeing of your patients.
  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Recharge and Re-center: Noontime Mindfulness Practice at University Campus – Daily Self-Guided and Weekly Guided Practice 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Need a break during the day to recharge, re-center or refocus?  Meeting Room A, H1-777  has been reserved for daily mindfulness meditation practice.  Tools and instructions will be available for 10 minute self-guided sessions starting at 12:05 pm and then again at 12:20 pm.  Volunteer facilitators will continue to provide guided practice on Wednesdays at 12:05 pm and 12: 20 pm. Additional days for guided practice will be added as volunteer facilitators are available. Availability of the room  is ...
  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Veterans Memorial Remembrance Ceremony

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    A wreath presentation and remembrance ceremony will be held, in conjunction with the Interfaith Employee Resource Group, on the University Campus Quad at the flag poles. We encourage all members of the UMass Memorial and Medical School communities to participate by offering names of your family members, friends or loved ones who gave their lives in service to our country. 
    Please copy this link to submit loved one's name: https:/www.surveymonkey.com/r/umassveterans
  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - South Street Campus

    12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to all employees. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Recharge and Re-center: Noontime Mindfulness Practice at University Campus – Daily Self-Guided and Weekly Guided Practice 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Need a break during the day to recharge, re-center or refocus?  Meeting Room A, H1-777  has been reserved for daily mindfulness meditation practice.  Tools and instructions will be available for 10 minute self-guided sessions starting at 12:05 pm and then again at 12:20 pm.  Volunteer facilitators will continue to provide guided practice on Wednesdays at 12:05 pm and 12: 20 pm. Additional days for guided practice will be added as volunteer facilitators are available. Availability of the room  is ...
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Hahnemann

    12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    Guided by: Christine Runyan, MD
    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.
  • Friday, June 02, 2017

    Recharge and Re-center: Noontime Mindfulness Practice at University Campus – Daily Self-Guided and Weekly Guided Practice 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Need a break during the day to recharge, re-center or refocus?  Meeting Room A, H1-777  has been reserved for daily mindfulness meditation practice.  Tools and instructions will be available for 10 minute self-guided sessions starting at 12:05 pm and then again at 12:20 pm.  Volunteer facilitators will continue to provide guided practice on Wednesdays at 12:05 pm and 12: 20 pm. Additional days for guided practice will be added as volunteer facilitators are available. Availability of the room  is ...
  • Monday, June 05, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Hahnemann

    8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Guided by: Christine Runyan, MD
    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.
  • Monday, June 05, 2017

    Recharge and Re-center: Noontime Mindfulness Practice at University Campus – Daily Self-Guided and Weekly Guided Practice 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Need a break during the day to recharge, re-center or refocus?  Meeting Room A, H1-777  has been reserved for daily mindfulness meditation practice.  Tools and instructions will be available for 10 minute self-guided sessions starting at 12:05 pm and then again at 12:20 pm.  Volunteer facilitators will continue to provide guided practice on Wednesdays at 12:05 pm and 12: 20 pm. Additional days for guided practice will be added as volunteer facilitators are available. Availability of the room  is ...
  • Tuesday, June 06, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - ACC Bldg- University Campus

    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.
  • Tuesday, June 06, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice at Memorial Campus

    7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
    Valerie Wedge, LICSW, CEAP
    Improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. Join us for regular practice sessions open to all employees. Cultivate a culture of mindfulness for your wellbeing and the wellbeing of your patients.
  • Tuesday, June 06, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - South Street Campus

    12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to all employees. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
  • Wednesday, June 07, 2017

    Book Discussion

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Facilitators: Brion Carroll and Tom Hopkins
    Book Discussion of “Laughing At My Nightmare” by Shane Burcaw
    
    With acerbic wit and a unique voice, Shane Burcaw's Laughing at My Nightmare describes living a full rich life and managing the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. Pizza and soda/snacks will be provided; (bring other healthier options if you prefer) Monetary contributions for the pizza will be welcomed but not required. Books can be borrowed before the book discussion and returned at the end o ...
  • Wednesday, June 07, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Hahnemann

    12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    Guided by: Christine Runyan, MD
    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.
  • Monday, June 12, 2017

    A Dialogue: Thoughts about Leadership from a Woman’s Perspective

    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Marianne E. Felice, M.D.
    Times they are a changing, or are they? Between the rapid advances in science and technology, a chaotic political landscape and the emergence of multiple generations of women working together; it is time to take a step back and examine the myths and realities of women’s experience in the workplace. Dr. Marianne Felice, the inaugural recipient of the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Woman Physician Leadership Award, will share her experience being the female Chair of Pediatrics at the University  ...
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    Weekly Mindfulness Meditation Practice - South Street Campus

    12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
    Explore how to improve your health and well-being through mindfulness meditation practice. These regular practice sessions are open to all employees. Cultivate and integrate a culture of mindfulness and improve patient health care, the clinician-patient relationship, and employee well-being.
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