Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 38.84
Liaison Suzanne Wood
Submission Date Nov. 29, 2012
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University of Massachusetts Medical School
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 John Gilmartin
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

Through consultation, regulation, education and collaboration, the Diversity and Equal Opportunity Office (DEOO) is a catalyst for an inclusive academic medical health sciences center comprised of a diverse faculty, staff and student body who possess the cultural competencies necessary to serve the people of the commonwealth and the world.

Members of the committee, including job titles and affiliations :

Philip Dilorio, PhD** Medicine
Valerie Wedge, LICSW, CEAP** Employee Assistance Program
Jeroan Allison, MD Quantitative Health Sciences
Gustavo Angaramo, MD Anesthesiology
Amalene Cooper-Morgan, PhD, M.Phil Molecular Medicine
Edith Cullen Contracts, Credentialing/Support Services
Angela DiTerlizzi Information Services .
Warren Ferguson, MD** Family Medicine and Community Health
Karin Fitch Human Resources
Paulette Goeden** Central Administration
Heather-Lyn Haley, PhD Family Medicine and Community Health
Mary Handley Contracts, Credentialing/Support Services
Olga Hardy, MD Pediatrics
Thomas Hopkins, LICSW, CEAP Employee Assistance Program
Diego Illanes, MD OB/GYN
Patricia Keith Gene Function & Expression
Jason Kim, PhD Molecular Medicine
Robert Layne, M.Ed. Outreach Programs-Worcester Pipeline
Jose Lemos, PhD MaPS
Pranoti Mandrekar, PhD** Medicine
Abraham Ndiwane, EdD, RN** Graduate School of Nursing
Benjamin Nwosu, MD Pediatrics
Clara Orlando, JD CWM, Human Resources
Susan Pasquale, PhD Family Medicine/Office of Faculty Affiars
Lori Pbert, PhD** Preventive Behavioral Medicine
Michele Pugnaire, MD Educational Affairs
Muhammad Ramzan, MD Neurology
Jaime Rivera, PhD Cell Biology
Joyce Rosenfeld, MD Emergency Medicine
Yvonne Shelton, MD Orthopedics
Tatyana Shteinlukht, MD, PhD Psychiatry
Joshua Singer, PhD MaPS
Rosalie Torres-Stone, PhD Psychiatry-Family Medicine
John Trobaugh Educational Affairs
Jennifer Tseng, MD Surgery
Naheed Usmani, MD Pediatrics
Mark Vining, MD Pediatrics
Douglas Rothkopf, MD Surgery
Robert Woodland, PhD Microbiology and System MaPS
Shelly Yarnie, MPH Office of Community Programs

Ex-Officio Members
Deborah Harmon Hines, PhD School Services
Judith Ockene, PhD Preventive Behavioral Medicine
Luanne Thorndyke, MD, FACP Office of Faculty Affairs
Byron Dean Diversity Office/UMass Memorial

Diversity and Equal Opportunity Staff
Deborah L. Plummer, PhD
Marlene S. Tucker
Bonnie Bray
Fernanda Gama
Nellie P. Toney

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:

A brief description of the diversity office:

Diversity is inherent in University of Massachusetts Medical School’s mission to advance the health and well-being of the people of the Commonwealth and the world through pioneering education, research and health care delivery. As an institution, we are preparing tomorrow’s physicians, nurses and scientists to serve and relate to a multicultural society by increasing representation of minorities and women in student, faculty and staff positions, improving the cultural competence of our workforce through diversity education, and building an inclusive culture where we learn from our differences.

The number of people employed in the diversity office:

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Marlene Tucker

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Director of Diversity and Equal Opportunity

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

To insure issues relating to diversity and equal opportunity are addressed accordingly at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:

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