UT Southwestern names Dr. Charles Ginsburg Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Charles Ginsburg, Senior Associate Dean at UT Southwestern Medical School, has been named Title IX Coordinator for UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance.
In compliance with Title IX, UT Southwestern prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in employment, as well as in all programs and activities. UT Southwestern is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, and free from sexual misconduct of any kind, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.
Within each school, Dr. Ginsburg has named a deputy Title IX coordinator to resolve complaints and address issues of gender-based discrimination and sexual misconduct. The deputy coordinators are:
- Dr. Jon Williamson, Associate Dean, for the School of Health Professions.
- Dr. Melanie Cobb, Professor of Pharmacology, for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
- Dr. Angela Mihalic, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, for the UT Southwestern Medical School.
All deputy coordinators report to Dr. Ginsburg on Title IX-related issues. The Title IX coordinators are knowledgeable about sex discrimination and sexual misconduct matters and can provide information on options for complaint resolution. Together, the Title IX coordinators will play an integral role in carrying out UT Southwestern’s commitment to provide a positive learning, teaching, and working environment.
Their responsibilities include:
- Tracking and monitoring incidents and complaints related to sex discrimination and sexual misconduct.
- Working with the UT Southwestern Police Department, as needed.
- Ensuring that UTSW responds effectively to any and all complaints received.
- Conducting investigations of particular situations, where appropriate.
Any student, trainee (resident, postdoctoral scholar, fellow), faculty member, or applicant for admission who has concerns about sex discrimination or sexual misconduct is encouraged to seek the assistance of a Title IX coordinator.
Specific examples of when you should contact a Title IX coordinator include:
- You wish to understand your options if you think you may have encountered sex discrimination or sexual misconduct.
- You learn of a situation that you feel may warrant a university investigation.
- You need help on how to handle a situation that indirectly affects you.
- You need guidance on possible informal remedies or administrative measures to de-escalate or alleviate a difficult situation.
- You have questions about UT Southwestern’s policies and procedures related to sex discrimination or sexual misconduct.
- You believe you have been retaliated against for bringing a complaint.
Employees also are free to seek the assistance of a Title IX coordinator. However, employee complaints of sex discrimination or sexual misconduct will be referred to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Minority Affairs, in accordance with UT Southwestern’s ETH-151 Equal Opportunity policy and/or ETH-154 Sexual Harassment policy.
Dr. Cobb holds the Jane and Bill Browning Jr. Chair in Medical Science.
Dr. Ginsburg holds the Marilyn R. Corrigan Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Research.