Policies & Reporting
Members of the Genome Sciences community may report incidents of harassment, discrimination, incivility or aggression to any of the following individuals:
Doug Fowler, Associate Professor, dfowler [ a t ] uw.edu
Brian Giebel, Academic Manager, bgiebel [ a t ] uw.edu
Atom Lesiak, Lecturer, alesiak [ a t ] uw.edu
Serena Newhall, Human Resources Manager, serenn2 [ a t ] uw.edu
Christine Queitsch, Professor, queitsch [ a t ] uw.edu
Alternatively, the following tools are available for reporting such incidents:
GS Anonymous Incident Report (GS AIR)
This is an anonymous reporting tool for the Department of Genome Sciences (GS) at the University of Washington's School of Medicine. GS AIR is for use by all members of Genome Sciences: faculty, staff, students, postdocs, and volunteers. You may report any incidents related to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran or disabled status. You may also report any category of discrimination, bias, microaggressions, macroaggressions, unfairness, bullying, harm, neglect, crime, harassment, etc. No incident is too big or too small.
This anonymous reporting tool is for non-emergencies only. If this is an emergency, please dial 911. To report criminal activity to the UW Police, there are two numbers: Non-Emergency - 206-685-UWPD (8973) and Anonymous Tips at 206-685-TIPS (8477)
The goal of this anonymous reporting tool is to better address and respond to non-emergency incidents in-house, soon after they occur. You may direct your report to Serena Newhall, HR Director, Maitreya Dunham, Department Chair, or Bill Noble, DEI Committee Chair, for review and follow-up.
UW Bias Reporting Tool
If you encounter or suspect incidents of bias, you are encouraged to file a report, which will be reviewed by the UW’s Bias Incident Advisory Committee. Whenever possible, bias reports will be reviewed within two to four business days.
UW Safe Campus Program
Call SafeCampus anytime — no matter where you work or study — to anonymously discuss safety and well-being concerns for yourself or others.
Office of the Title IX Coordinator
Assists any member of the University of Washington community with concerns or inquiries regarding Title IX-related sexual misconduct or gender discrimination.
UW Office of the Ombud
Serves the entire University of Washington community by providing a collaborative and confidential environment to discuss your situation, consider options, and develop a plan for the future.
Civil Rights Investigation Office
Investigates complaints that a University employee has violated the University’s non-discrimination or non-retaliation policies.
UW Police should be contacted for criminal complaints.
The UWPD Victim Advocacy program supports victims, their families, and witnesses through the process of physical, emotional and financial recovery. An advocate is available to help with a variety of safety concerns, including dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. It is not necessary to make a police report in order to meet with the UWPD Victim Advocate. You can meet to discuss resources, options and to develop with a plan.
The UW Medicine Allies program serves graduate students and postdoctoral scholars across the School of Medicine. Allies are faculty and staff who provide trainees with support during conflict with mentors and lab mates, assistance in navigating institutional barriers to success, and connection with institutional and community services. Allies stand in solidarity with trainees, so they don’t have to face challenges alone.
UW Sexual Assault Resources provides counseling, medical care, and community resources.
Student Legal Services is an on-campus law office that provides a safe and confidential space for all UW-Seattle and Bothell students who have legal questions or concerns.
UW Counseling Resources is a list of various mental health resources at UW.