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Convocation Ceremony

Thursday, September 15, 2022 4 p.m.

Albert Sherman Center Auditorium

UMass Chan Medical School celebrates the beginning of each new academic year by coming together as a campus community to reflect on our shared values and our vocation as caregivers, researchers, teachers, students and community members. Convocation and related events are traditionally scheduled for the third week in September.

Convocation is characterized by a celebration of faculty. Highlights of the ceremony include recognition of newly tenured and recently promoted faculty and announcement of the recipients of the Chancellor's Medals for distinguished teaching, distinguished scholarship, distinguished service and distinguished clinical excellence. These recognitions are part of the Chancellor’s keynote address, which emphasizes the accomplishments of the previous year and the challenges for the coming year.


Check back here the day of the event to access the link to a live webcast.


Chancellor's Medals 2021

  • Pang-Yen Fan, MD, professor of medicine, received the Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Teaching.
  • Anastasia Khvorova, PhD, the Remondi family Chair in Biomedical Research and professor of RNA Therapeutics, received the Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Scholarship.
  • Janice Lalikos, MD,  received the Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Clinical Excellence. As the recipient, Dr. Lalikos will provide the keynote address at the 2022 White Coat Ceremony.
  • Robert Finberg, MD, distinguished professor of medicine and chair emeritus of the Department of Medicine was recognized posthumous with the Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Service. Dr. Finberg's colleague and wife of 50 years, Joyce D. Fingeroth, MD, will carry the mace at university functions this year.

Mark your calendars!

This year's Convocation/Investiture Ceremony will take place: 

Thursday, September 15, 2022, 4 p.m.
Albert Sherman Center Auditorium

Reception following:  TBD