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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.

T.H. Chan School of Medicine celebrates White Coat Ceremonies for Classes of 2024, 2025

T.H. Chan School of Medicine celebrates White Coat Ceremonies for Classes of 2024, 2025

UMass Chan Medical School held two White Coat Ceremonies on Friday, Sept. 17, for the T.H. Chan School of Medicine Classes of 2024 and 2025.

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.

A direct recommendation from a doctor may help with vaccine hesitancy

A direct recommendation from a doctor may help with vaccine hesitancy

Kathleen Mazor, EdD, and Kimberly Fisher, MD, talk to the Conversation about ongoing research into COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and what it will take to influence people to get their shot.

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.

Dean Lane to 57 new doctoral candidates: Collaboration key to science

Dean Lane to 57 new doctoral candidates: Collaboration key to science

The Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UMass Chan Medical School honored 57 new doctoral candidates during the Qualifying Exam Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Graduate Entry Pathway pinning signifies entry into nursing profession

Graduate Entry Pathway pinning signifies entry into nursing profession

The Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing at UMass Chan Medical School welcomed 38 newly minted nurses into the profession at its annual Graduate Entry Pathway Pinning Ceremony on Monday, Sept. 13.

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.

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