Conflict of Interest
As the ties between industry and academic medicine strengthen, and as translational research and the opportunities for technology transfer increase, so do the opportunities for real or apparent conflict between the personal financial interests of clinicians, educators, and investigators and their professional responsibilities.
The College of Medicine is dedicated to maintaining transparency and full disclosure. It must fulfill the role of determining when actual or potential conflict of interest does exist. In these cases, the conflict of interest staff, and the Conflict of Interest Review Committee, are responsible for eliminating, reducing, or managing the conflict in such a way as to encourage, support, and protect all legitimate research efforts as well as the integrity of our faculty.