Conflict of Interest Staff
Neal Thomas, M.D.
Associate Dean for Clinical Research
- Richard Mailman, Ph.D.
Chair, Conflict of Interest Review Committee
- Sheila Vrana, Ph.D
Associate Dean for Research
Phone: 717- 531-8495
- Marisa Klein, CHRC
Conflict of Interest Specialist
Phone: 717-531-0003 ext. 283526
To reach the Conflict of Interest Staff:
Phone: 717-531-0003 ext. 283526
Conflict of Interest Review Committee
The Conflict of Interest Review Committee (CIRC) provides oversight for clinical, educational, and research conflicts on the College of Medicine campus. The Committee is charged with determining whether an actual or perceived conflict of interest does exist between any significant financial interests reported by a faculty or staff member and their clinical, educational, research, or administrative responsibilities. When these conflicts, or potential conflicts, are found, it is the responsibility of this committee to oversee their management, in order to maintain the integrity of any faculty members' professional responsibility. The Committee will attempt to recommend management of the conflict of interest, taking steps to reasonably eliminate bias in research, teaching, or clinical care. If this cannot be accomplished, then the committee and the conflict of interest staff will suggest optimal ways to reduce, or even eliminate the conflict.
When any College faculty or staff member has disclosed a financial interest which may represent a conflict, they will be contacted by the Conflict of Interest Coordinator, who will obtain the necessary information regarding the conflict for discussion by the CIRC. The CIRC meets monthly, to discuss and resolve all cases brought before it. Faculty or staff members are encouraged to attend any meeting at which their interests will be discussed. In this way, information can be most easily shared with the committee, and the committee can make the most reasonable and informed decisions and recommendations.
Information regarding the meetings of the committee, and attending a meeting, may be obtained from the Conflict of Interest Specialist.
Members of the Conflict of Interest Review Committee
- Aiesha Ahmed, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology
- James R. Connor, Ph.D.*
- Sue Chobanoff, CCRC
Compliance Specialist - IRB Coordinator
Human Subjects Protection Office
Phone: 717- 531-5687
- Ronald Domen, M.D. (CIRC Vice Chair)*
Professor of Pathology, Medicine and Humanities
- John Dossett, M.D.*
- Joseph Jilka, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research Innovation; Director, Office of Technology Development
- David T. Mauger, Ph.D.*
Professor, Public Health Sciences
- John May
Chief Compliance Officer
- Leslie Parent, M.D., Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology
- Jennifer Toth, M.D.*
Associate Professor of Medicine; Director, Interventional Pulmonology & Bronchoscopy
- Sarah Hussain, M.D.*
Assistant Professor of Medicine
- Nadine Hempel, Ph.D.*
Associate Professor of Pharmacology
- Community Member: Barbara Conklin*
* = voting member
Meeting Dates of the Conflict of Interest Review Committee
Upcoming meetings of the Conflict of Interest Review Committee are as follows. Submission deadlines are noted in parenthesis.
- Aug. 9, 2016 (submission deadline July 29)
- Sept. 13, 2016 (submission deadline Sept. 2)
- Oct. 11, 2016 (submission deadline Sept. 30)
- Nov. 8, 2016 (submission deadline Oct. 28)
- Dec. 13, 2016 (submission deadline Dec. 2)
- Jan. 10, 2017 (submission deadline Dec. 30)
- Feb. 14, 2017 (submission deadline Feb. 3)
- March 14, 2017 (submission deadline March 3)
- April 11, 2017 (submission deadline March 31)
- May 9, 2017 (submission deadline April 28)
- June 13, 2017 (submission deadline June 2)