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Annual lecture at UMass Chan addresses racism in health care; calls for commitment to dismantle it

Annual lecture at UMass Chan addresses racism in health care; calls for commitment to dismantle it

J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP, delivered this year’s annual Putterman Lecture, “Moving Towards Health Equity: Why Anti-racism Must Be a Core Value in Medicine.”

UMass Chan Medical School Research Based Career Fair is Sept. 29

UMass Chan Medical School Research Based Career Fair is Sept. 29

UMass Chan Medical School is actively recruiting for about 150 research positions. Some positions are eligible for a sign-on bonus. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester.

Discussion of land acknowledgment is step toward more diverse, inclusive institution

Discussion of land acknowledgment is step toward more diverse, inclusive institution

UMass Chan Medical School’s Diversity and Inclusion Office facilitated the first of its “Centering the Margins” series on Wednesday, Sept. 15, with a discussion focused on a land acknowledgement for the Nipmuc Nation.

Jennifer Bradford and Heather-Lyn Haley receive Katharine F. Erskine Awards

Jennifer Bradford and Heather-Lyn Haley receive Katharine F. Erskine Awards

Two UMass Chan Medical School faculty have been honored for exemplary achievement in their professions and communities with demonstrated commitments to social and racial equality and serving as role models for women and girls.

UMass trustee Chioma Okwara’s story of perseverance shines light on ‘power of public education’

UMass trustee Chioma Okwara’s story of perseverance shines light on ‘power of public education’

UMass Board of Trustees member Noreen “Chioma” Okwara, MD’17, was called a ‘dreamer’ for aspiring to practice medicine. She is now a clinician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Convocation 2021: Chancellor Collins outlines vision for new era at UMass Chan

Convocation 2021: Chancellor Collins outlines vision for new era at UMass Chan

Chancellor Michael F. Collins gave his annual Convocation address on Thursday, Sept. 9, in the Albert Sherman Center Auditorium, focusing on the “transformational moment” for the institution. Four faculty members were honored with Chancellor’s Medals, including the late Robert Finberg.

Behind the historic gift: Gerald Chan’s remarks to UMass Chan Medical School community

Behind the historic gift: Gerald Chan’s remarks to UMass Chan Medical School community

Read remarks made by Gerald Chan, on behalf of The Morningside Foundation, on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester, during the campus celebration recognizing the $175 million gift from The Morningside Foundation.

Video: UMass Chan Medical School receives historic gift from The Morningside Foundation

Video: UMass Chan Medical School receives historic gift from The Morningside Foundation

The $175 million gift from The Morningside Foundation to UMass Chan Medical School was announced and lauded on Tuesday, Sept. 7, with a special meeting of the UMass Board of Trustees, a morning press event at the UMass Club in Boston and an afternoon celebration on the Worcester campus. See highlights from the day in this video.

UMass Chan Medical School community celebrates ‘momentous occasion’ in Worcester

UMass Chan Medical School community celebrates ‘momentous occasion’ in Worcester

Members of the Worcester campus community at the newly renamed UMass Chan Medical School gathered on Tuesday, Sept. 7, to herald the $175 million donation from The Morningside Foundation.

UMass Chan Medical School Convocation 2021 will celebrate scholarship and education

UMass Chan Medical School Convocation 2021 will celebrate scholarship and education

The UMass Chan Medical School community will officially launch the new academic year with Convocation 2021 events taking place from Thursday, Sept. 9, through Friday, Sept. 17. The events include the investiture of nine faculty in endowed professorships.

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