Title IX Resources

You are always welcome to speak to Gerard or Michael about any concern within the Department or Training Program. Please be aware that all faculty and administrators are mandated reporters unless specifically listed as providing confidential services.


For student issues or issues relating to the Training Program in Genetics and Development:

Dr. Michael Shen

Training Program Director



Dr. Mimi Shirasa-Hizu

Training Program Director



For any issue relating to the Department of Genetics and Development:

Dr. Gerard Karsenty

Department Chair




Additional resources from the University:

Title IX Coordinator

Get help and support, learn more, or report sexual harrassment on campus.

Title IX Coordinator

Harassment Policy

Information about Columbia University's harassment policy.

Policies and Procedures

Inclusion & Belonging

Information and resources on what Columbia University is doing to make all members of our community feel welcome and included. 

University Life

Student Conduct & Community Standards

Find out university policies on student behavior including gender-based misconduct, or file a report.

Student Conduct

Ombuds Office

A place to talk confidentially about any workplace issues or academic concerns. 

CUMC Ombuds