Supportive Climate: Report Misconduct

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is committed to providing an optimal environment that ensures everyone’s success. Misconduct—whether by faculty, trainees, or staff aimed at faculty, trainees, or staff—can be traumatizing, detrimental to a person’s learning experience and overall health, and has no place in our community. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will take any and all action needed to prevent, correct, and discipline behavior that violates our highest standards.

Individuals who believe that they have been subjected to misconduct are encouraged to report these incidents. Upon receiving a report, the School will respond promptly, equitably, and thoroughly. The School will make every effort to provide assistance and support to all those who experience misconduct in a consistent, fair, and sensitive manner, while protecting those individuals from retribution.

Mount Sinai Provides Multiple Ways to Report Misconduct of Any Kind:

ISMMS Human Resources
The ISMMS Human Resources Office is available to any faculty or staff who has a complaint or concern regarding allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, unprofessional behavior, or mistreatment of any kind, as well as those seeking advice or guidance regarding any employment matter. Trainees can also contact HR but are encouraged instead to use the Feedback Form (see below). School Human Resources Office – 212-241-4097

Sexual Misconduct Policy
The School encourages all members of the School Community who either: (1) believe that they have been the victim of Sexual Misconduct; or (2) become aware of incidents of Sexual Misconduct involving other members of the School Community, to report the conduct. Members of the School Community can report Sexual Misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator (or to numerous other individuals, including HR, Deans, Chairs, Institute Directors).
Title IX Coordinator
Sandra K. Masur, PhD, FASCB, Office: 212-241-0089, Cell: 646-245-5934
TitleIX@mssm.edu; or sandra.masur@mssm.edu

Office of Gender Equity in Science and Medicine
To raise issues of gender inequity, mistreatment, harassment, or lack of professionalism:
Carol R. Horowitz, MD, MPH, Dean for Gender Equity in Science and Medicine
Devin Madden, MPH, Program Manager, Tel: 212-659-9552, devin.madden@mountsinai.org 

Office for Women's Careers
The Office for Women’s Careers (OWC) is a branch of the Office of Gender Equity in Science and Medicine. The office’s purpose is to foster a gender equitable environment to assure that women faculty succeed in research and clinical careers at Mount Sinai.
Sandra K. Masur, PhD, FASCB, Director, Office for Women’s Careers, OWC@mssm.edu

Office of Diversity and Inclusion
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is committed to increasing and sustaining the representation of individuals underrepresented in medicine and science, champions a diverse workforce, strives to create a multicultural environment, and fosters an inclusive setting to ensure high-level care to our diverse patient populations as well as an optimal climate in research and educational settings.
Gary C Butts, MD, Dean for Diversity
646-605-8280, diversity@mountsinai.org, https://tinyurl.com/ODIatSinai

Mistreatment Policy for Trainees
To report mistreatment, unprofessional, or exemplary behavior directed at students and trainees: Submit Feedback Form
For further information on mistreatment, see Faculty Handbook

Committee on Faculty Professionalism
The Committee supports an infrastructure that promotes faculty professional behavior and provides a forum for considering unprofessional behavior allegations about a faculty member made by any faculty, staff, or trainee.

Compliance
The Mount Sinai Office of Assurance and Compliance Services ensures that the Mount Sinai Health System complies with federal, state and local legal requirements, as well as industry and ethical standard. To report a compliance concern, you can call the Compliance Helpline – available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - at 800-853-9212 or fill out the Compliance Online Form. Compliance may work together with or refer certain matters to the Department of Human Resources.

Ombuds Office
The Ombuds Office is not a mechanism for reporting mistreatment and unprofessional behavior. Ombudspersons are available to provide neutral, confidential, and informal assistance with conflict resolution. The Ombuds Office follows best standards of practice that are necessary to promote fair and equitable outcomes.
Ombuds Office: 212-659-8848 

PROTECTION FROM RETALIATION Retaliation against or intimidation of any individual who seeks advice, raises a concern, or reports unprofessional misconduct or mistreatment in good faith will not be tolerated. Retaliation can be reported to Human Resources or the other resources listed above. Mount Sinai will ensure that your complaints and concerns are heard and addressed without retaliation.