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Tuesday, June 11- 6:00-8:00 pm

UMass Medical School Faculty Conference Room (S1-342)

Presenter: Jeff Markuns, MD, EdM


The UMass seminar series on Global Health and the Collaborative in Health Equity will feature family physician, Dr. Jeff Markuns on June 11th, 6:00-8:00pm in the Faculty Conference Room. Dr. Markuns is the Executive Director of the Global Health Collaborative at the Department of Family Medicine, Boston University and has done extensive work in promoting primary care globally including through collaborations in Vietnam and Lesotho around Family Medicine residency training and Primary Care centers development as well as through his recent role as the Executive Director of Primary Health Care Performance Initiative ( where he supported a multinational, multiorganization effort including Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, World Bank, WHO, etc., in development outcome measures to address primary care shortages world-wide. A clinician, teacher and advocate of primary care globally, Dr. Markuns is passionate about sharing the role clinicians can play in promoting and advocating for primary care world-wide. RSVP to


April 11th - 17th

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Thursday 4/11 

10:00 AM – 2:00  PM - Wellness Fair by the Office of Well-Being in the Albert Sherman Center Multi-Purpose Room: East and West (AS1.2130) (organizer Valerie Wedge) 

All UMass Chan employees, faculty, and students are invited to attend and interact with various UMass Chan departments and local businesses that holistically support the well-being of the UMass Chan community. Learn about the many resources, products, and services available to you and discover ways to support your health and well-being. Questions? Email 

Participate in FREE chair massage, student haircuts, fitness classes, professional headshots, mobile vision appointments, food demos and samples, biometric screenings, therapy dogs and more!

Thee Taco Dude Food Truck will be providing food items available for purchase.

Learn more and register for certain activities here.

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12:00 - 1:00 PM - Inaugural Health Equity Distinguished Lecture: Internal Medicine Grand Rounds in Albert Sherman Auditorium (AS2-2102): 

Black Women and Maternal Health Disparities: Addressing the Role of Racism 

By: Dr. Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, PhD, MPH

Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Julia A. Okoro Professor of Black Maternal Health

Associate Professor, Public Health and Community Medicine

Founding Director, Center for Black Maternal Health and Reproductive Justice

Tufts University School of Medicine


Friday 4/12

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM- Pediatrics Grand Rounds

Racial Disparities in Breastfeeding

by Dr. Margaret Parker, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics

Academic Chief of the Neonatology Division at UMass Chan

 UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center


Saturday 4/13

12:00 - 3:30 PM - Community Baby Shower 2024 Multicultural Women's Health Summit Hosted by UMass Chan Diversity and Inclusion Office

For Multicultural women in the Worcester community - we welcome clinical and non-clinical volunteers for this event!

For more information for UMass Chan Diversity and Inclusion & The Community Baby Shower: 

Tuesday 4/16 

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Division of Public Health Summit at Worcester City Hall, Levi Lincoln Room, 3rd Floor, 455 Main Street Worcester, MA 01610

From Awareness to Action: What Is the State of Black Maternal Health in Worcester? (organizer Dr. Emile Somda)


Wednesday 4/17 

7:00 - 8:00 am - OBGYN Grand Rounds 

Black Women Aren’t Broken

By: Dr. Cherise Hamblin

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Medical Director, Doula Program, UMass Memorial Medical Center

Director, URiM Community Workforce Development and Capacity Building, Collaborative in Health Equity, UMass Chan Medical School