The next Chancellor’s Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, April 7, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Faculty Conference Room on the University campus. Suggestions for agenda items and questions may be sent by e-mail or interoffice mail (confidentially) to Rosalie Noone in the Office Public Affairs and Publications.


Bullet Green The Office of Community Affairs, in coordination with Worcester Local First, is conducting a food drive through Saturday, April 3, to benefit the Worcester County Food Bank. Donations of non-perishable food items can be placed in the bins located in the Medical School lobby, near the clinical elevators on the first floor of the Medical School, in the LRB lobby and in the South Street campus lobby.

Bullet Green The Lamar Soutter Library’s Artist in Residence Series Third Annual Student Art Show opens Monday, March 15, and runs through Friday, April 30. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, on the first floor of the library. For more information, contact Nancy Harger via global e-mail.

Bullet Green Sara Shields, MD, clinical associate professor of family medicine & community health, and Lucy Candib, MD, professor of family medicine & community health, editors of Women Centered Care in Pregnancy and Childbirth, will be presenting Writing about Woman-Centered Maternity Care: How and Why on Wednesday, March 17, at 5:30 pm in the Rare Book Room of the Lamar Soutter Library. Their book will be available for purchase and to be signed. Refreshments will be served beginning at 5 p.m.

Bullet Green The 11th Annual Primary Care Days program will be held on Thursday, March 18, and Friday, March 19, at the Hoagland Pincus Conference Center on the Worcester Foundation Campus in Shrewsbury. Running from 7 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. on Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, the program will feature concurrent presentations on a range of primary care topics, from which attendees can choose to formulate their own learning track. Faculty will use didactic and case presentations. Each session will be facilitated by a primary care physician who will engage the audience and keep the discussion on track. For more information and to register, visit

Bullet Green The one-day course “Cognition, Fatigue and Psychiatric Co-morbidities in Multiple Sclerosis” will be held on Friday, March 19, at The Beechwood Hotel in Worcester from 7:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. This course is designed to address recent advances in research and care of patients with multiple sclerosis. For information and to register, visit

Bullet Green The Eighth Annual Immunology and Virology Program Research Retreat will be held on June 3 and 4 at the Red Jacket Beach Resort in South Yarmouth. Registration is open through Wednesday, April 15. For more information, contact Kathy Bateman via global e-mail. To register, visit