The highly ranked medical school and leading center for biomedical research center in Houston, TX has named Shelley Sazer as its first Ombudsman. Sazer was appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School and will serve graduate students and research postdoctorals with academic and personal problems and conflicts. According to a website for the new office, Sazer will practice to IOA standards.
Sazer is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry and does research on nuclear organization and division in fission yeast. She earned her PhD at Stanford and did postdoctoral work at the University of Oxford. (BCM Ombuds, Faculty Profile.)