May 01, 2009

New Ombuds Program at University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey

The state-run health sciences institution has appointed Neil Schorr to the newly created position of University Ombudsperson. The position reports directly to the University President and was approved by UMDNJ’s Board of Trustees in September 2008. Until now, UMDNJ had only a Research Ombuds and Ombuds for students and housestaff. Schorr previously served as Interim Vice Presiden and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for the University. Before coming to UMDNJ in 2006, Schorr was special advisor to the Chief Postal Inspector of the United States. He earned his BA in Economics from Lehman College and a JD from Brooklyn Law School. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and a number of professional organizations including IOA, Health Care Compliance Association, and the American Society for Industrial Security. (UMDNJ Trustees Minutes, 9/10/08; UMDNJ President’s Cabinet.)

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