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UMass Medical School announces commencement speaker
The 44th commencement exercises of UMass Medical School on June 4 will recognize the accomplishments of groundbreaking physician, scientist and academic health leader Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD; humanitarian and businessman Víctor Grífols, president of Grifols; and Patricia Donahoe, MD, a renowned pediatric surgeon and cancer researcher.
Montgomery Rice will be the featured speaker and will receive, along with Grífols and Donahoe, an honorary degree.
Montgomery Rice is the first woman to serve as president and dean of Morehouse School of Medicine. She leads the school toward its strategic goal of “leading the creation and advancement of health equity.” She is a renowned infertility specialist and researcher who earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School.
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