DEI Resources and Reporting Tools

The Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics is dedicated to maintaining a safe, bias-free environment for all students, faculty, staff, and other community members.

University of Michigan DEI Resources

ODEI works to create a university community that reflects the richness of the state and the broader society, while providing equal opportunity for all members. Further, it works to promote a university culture that discourages individual bias and eliminates institutional bias.

OIE oversees, facilitates and supports the University’s efforts to ensure equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

The U-M Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Website provides transparency, timely updates, and a variety of resources for the university community and the public.

With a community of nearly 45,000 individuals, students play a vital role in helping shape the university’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. This page will help connect current and prospective students with campus resources such as the Office of Financial Aid, the Spectrum Center and the Program on Intergroup Relations.

Faculty at the University of Michigan are essential in our DEI effort. This section includes resources that are not only beneficial to support their efforts, but also includes a list of faculty advisors that are able to guide individuals and groups on a range of topics related to DEI. 

Whether you’re a staff member at Michigan Medicine looking to advance clinical care for underserved patient populations, or an administrative assistant in a school or college looking to schedule a course on mindful communications for you and your co-workers, U-M  is committed to providing resources that will accommodate a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment.

Departmental Bias Incident/Misconduct Reporting Guidelines

The Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics is dedicated to maintaining a safe, bias-free environment for all students, faculty, staff, and other community members. If you have any concerns of either systematic environmental issues that detract from that environment, or have experienced or witnessed a potential bias incident, we encourage you to discuss your concerns with an appropriate faculty member or graduate student peer mentor, and/or formally report it to the University (links for formal reporting are provided in the following section). The persons listed below are all members of the Department's DEI committee and have volunteered to provide advice and guidance for anyone with DEI-related concerns, and to facilitate reporting of any issues to the Departmental leadership, DEI committee, and/or University authorities, as needed.

The faculty below will also take every action permitted to them to respect any wishes that you express for anonymity and confidentiality. Please note that these faculty members are Responsible Employees, and are thus required to report any suspicion of some forms of misconduct to the Office for Institutional Equity (OIE). They will still keep any information disclosed to them absolutely confidential except as required by any resulting OIE investigation.

Reporting Tools

If you feel that you have witnessed or been a victim of discrimination, harrassment, sexual misconduct, or another form of bias-related incident perpetrated by another member of the University Community, several reporting options are available, with links provided below.

Instead of or in addition to these reporting paths, you may wish to speak with one of the students of faculty members listed in the preceding section to discuss the incident and possible responses, especially if you have anonymity concerns.