Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in Diversity

Deborah Diveristy Award

The Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in Diversity is bestowed upon an individual or group exemplifying the UMMS' Diversity Statement

Diversity is inherent in University of Massachusetts Medical School’s mission to advance the health and well-being of the people of the Commonwealth and the world. As a leading academic health sciences center, we are preparing tomorrow’s physicians, nurses and scientists to serve and relate to a multicultural society by:

Building an inclusive culture characterized by civility and respect
• Increasing numbers of underrepresented groups in student, faculty and staff positions
• Improving the cultural competence of our workforce through diversity education and programming
• Advancing health equity by making a significant impact on reducing disparities through research, service and practice

Diversity at UMMS is fully embraced and fundamental to its institutional excellence.

The institutional awards are given at our annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration in January. Please see our 2013 Diversity winner by clicking on the following link 2013 Diversity Award and Civility Award Recepients 

Nomination Eligibility Criteria 

• All employees affiliated with UMMS for three or more years are eligible
• Nominations require one or more of the following:
  - Demonstrated a significant commitment and contribution to enhancing diversity exceeding their job responsibilities at UMMS 
  - Successful outcomes in the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff and students related to diversity
  - Created or established models of cultural diversity and inclusion to enhance the UMMS system
  - Created new and progressive best practices that support the diversity of the University
  - Supported, promoted and developed an inclusive environment for career development
  - Published scholarly work in the areas of multiculturalism, inclusion or diversity
  - Contributed to diversity efforts in building permanent structures and programs showing progress toward a sustained and continued effort University wide
  - Exhibits visionary and insightful leadership to confront and resolve inequities

Click the following link to access the Nomination Form for the Chancellor's Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in Diversity