Equity & Diversity

The Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) sponsors programs and initiatives to foster equity and diversity in the availability of resources and opportunities for advancement, focused particularly on minority and women faculty. Follow the links below or to the left, for more information about each of these programs.

AAMC Seminars: support for faculty to participate in AAMC Seminars for women and minorities.

Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM): a competitive and highly selective program focused on preparing senior women faculty to move into positions of institutional leadership.

Faculty Diversity Scholar Program (FDSP): this program supports the recruitment and career advancement of faculty from diverse backgrounds that are underrepresented in the health sciences.

Joy McCann Professorship: a three-year Professorship to identify and reward female faculty leadership in medical education, research, patient care and community service.

Women's Faculty Committee: The mission of the Women’s Faculty Committee is to address the needs of women faculty and promote the status of women at UMMS and in the UMass Memorial Health Care clinical system.