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You may also call the Interim Ombuds Mike Wyss at 205-934-5198.

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J. Michael Wyss, PhD, Interim Ombuds

Michael WyssMike Wyss is a professor in the UAB Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, with a particular research emphasis on brain function. In early 2018, he was elected to the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, a nonprofit organization of more than 580 leading neuroscientists from around the globe who are committed to advancing public awareness about the progress and promise of brain research.

Dr. Wyss has a long history of service to UAB which has given him a unique understanding of how the university and its faculty interact:

  • Dr. Wyss completed his service as Chair of the UAB Faculty Senate in September 2018, after several years of other leadership roles including as chair of the Faculty Policies and Procedures Committee of the Senate.
  • For the past 13 years, Mike has directed the UAB Center for Community Outreach Development, which offers grade K-12 students and teachers from all areas in-depth, hands-on, inquiry-based science experiences, both during the school year and in more intense summer programs.

Prior to receiving his PhD in Neuropsychology from Washington University, Dr. Wyss received his undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master of Divinity degree in Counseling.