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A ShermanALBERT SHERMAN is Vice chancellor for University Relations at the University of Massachusetts Medical School at Worcester.He previously served as associate vice-president for special projects at Boston University.

Currently, he serves as an executive committee member of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC); he has recently completed a 5-year term as a board member of  Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP); board member of the Massachusetts Society for Medical Research (MSMR), the umbrella organization of bio-medical research centers; founding board member of New England-Israel Business Council (NEIBC); former board member (10 years) of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL); of Massachusetts and board member of the American Jewish Committee (AJC).

Sherman also served ten years as a member of the International Board of Governors of Sourasky Medical Center, principal teaching hospital of Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, Mr. Sherman is serving in his 48th year as principal lecturer on legitimately manufactured controlled substances at the Boston Police Department Training Academy; past president of the Fire Safety Council and a member of the U.S. Attorney/Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council. 

He is currently serving his fourth six-year term – initially appointed March 1987 - as a member of the Public Health Council, the regulatory oversight and policy development board of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health; appointed by Governors Dukakis, Weld, Cellucci, Swift and Patrick.  

He was recently honored with the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Association of Jewish Federations and JCRC of Greater Boston.  Recently, the Legislature and Governor, in the Governor’s proposed billion-dollar Life Sciences Legislative Initiative, named a nearly half-billion, bioscience research complex to be constructed on the UMass Worcester Campus in Mr. Sherman’s name, for his nearly 30-years of service to the biomedical research efforts in the commonwealth.  He was awarded the College Medal for Service to the Community by his alma mater, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences.

He is married to the former Linda H. Gross and they are parents of three grown children and three grandchildren.