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About the Office of Community and Government Relations

The Office of Community and Government Relations (OCGR) is committed to strengthening UMass Chan Medical School's relationships with public officials and community stakeholders, increasing visibility of the Medical School throughout the region and increasing resources for priority initiatives. The office:

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

 *Faculty and staff should consult with OCGR ( prior to initiating contact with federal, state, or local elected officials.

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