Below is the original announcement of the appointment of the Faculty Ombuds Office.

Faculty Ombuds Office Opens on School of Medicine Campus

I am pleased to announce that the School of Medicine is opening an Ombuds Office to provide our faculty with a mechanism for confidential conflict resolution or management of work-related concerns.

Karen L. O’Malley, Ph. D., Professor of Neurobiology, has been appointed primary Ombuds and has agreed to serve during the pilot phase of the office. Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Jeffrey A. Lowell, MD, FACS will serve as her associate.

First recommended last year by the Executive Committee to the Faculty Council (ECFC), endorsed by the Executive Faculty, and fully authorized by myself, the Ombuds Office is not part of any other University office but rather a way in which faculty can voluntarily seek informal assistance in resolving School of Medicine issues and concerns.

The office is located in Room 129 of the Taylor Avenue Building (TAB).

Please visit the Office of the Ombuds website at or call 314-747-8819 to learn more about this faculty resource on the medical campus.


Larry J. Shapiro, M.D.

Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean