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About the Office

The Office of Community and Government Relations is committed to strengthening its relationships with public officials and community stakeholders, increasing visibility of the Medical School throughout the region and increasing resources for the medical school’s initiatives. In addition the office:

  • Advocates with elected officials and other key policymakers regarding UMass Chan’s primary legislative and regulatory priorities;
  • Encourages public officials to utilize us as a resource for informed insight on major medical, health care and research issues with which they are confronted;
  • Serves as a resource for the medical school community on governmental issues;
  • Identifies and strengthens partnerships with local community and neighborhood organizations; and
  • Keeps public officials and the community informed of important medical school developments.

“As the commonwealth’s only public medical school, UMass Chan Medical School plays a special role in educating the next generation of health care professionals and conducting medical research that can help build healthy families and communities.” - John Erwin, Vice Chancellor for Government Relations


John Erwin, Vice Chancellor for Government Relations 

Che Anderson, Assistant Vice Chancellor for City and Community Relations

Katie Stickney, Project Manager

OCGR Mailing Address

UMass Chan Medical School
Office of Community and Government Relations
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655-0002