Medical School Faculty Ombuds

A team of faculty ombuds has been established to assist faculty members in a variety of circumstances. Faculty ombuds can provide confidential assistance in dispute resolution, exploring options, and finding available University resources. Ombuds are not advocates for any individual or group, rather ombuds are advocates for fairness and good solutions.

Office of the University Faculty Ombuds

The Office of the University Faculty Ombuds(link is external) is a confidential, impartial, informal, and independent resource for information and assistance to faculty members. It helps in resolving academic and administrative problems and disputes through procedures that may be preferable to a formal grievance or judicial proceedings.

The Office of the University Ombuds receives faculty complaints, concerns, and questions about alleged acts, omissions, improprieties, and broader problems, and works to ensure a fair, equitable, and expeditious resolution. The Ombuds may make an informal inquiry, request relevant documentation, review matters received, offer options for resolution, make referrals, and mediate disputes independently and impartially. In addition, the Ombuds serves as a resource for information, communication, and referrals, and makes recommendations for constructive change when University policies or procedures generate conflicts or concerns. The Office adheres to professional standards of practice established by the International Ombudsman Association.

In addition to the University Faculty Ombuds, each School or College has a Unit Ombuds(link is external) who is also available as a source of unit-based information concerning University policies and for assistance in the resolution of disputes.

Additional information about the medical school faculty ombuds program

Bruno Giordani, Ph.D. Professor, Psychiatry, Neurology, and Psychology
734-763-2707 or 734-763-9259 sends e-mail) 

Please feel free to contact any of the following Medical School ombuds listed below:

Clinical Track Faculty

Joanna Quigley, Clinical Ombud

Joanna Quigley, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Kim Turgeon

Danielle ‘Kim’ Turgeon, M.D.

Professor Department of Internal Medicine

Office:  734-764-6860
Cell:  734-717-2351

Tenure Track Faculty

John Wiley

John Wiley, M.D.

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Office:  734-615-6621
Cell:  734-635-4447

Research Track Faculty

Louise O'Brien, Research Ombud

Louise O'Brien, Ph.D.

Research Professor, Departments of Neurology and Obstetrics and Gynecology