Public Disclosure of Financial Conflicts of Interest

Public disclosure of financial conflicts of interest involving individual employees of the College of Medicine or PSHMC will be made only, as required in Federal PHS regulations (42 CFR, Part 50, Subpart F revised in 2011), for conflicts of interest involving studies funded by the Public Health Service (PHS).


Response to Requests for Public Information:

The Conflict of Interest staff will respond via email or in writing to anyone requesting this information within 5 business days of receipt by the COI Program, for Financial Conflict of Interest involving PHS studies performed at PSHMC.

The requestor will receive a letter from the COI program either providing the information below or specifying one of the following reasons it could not be provided: 1) the individual for whom the information is requested is not a current PSHMC/COM employee, 2) the individual for whom the information is requested is not a PHS funded investigator or the study requested is not funded by PHS, or 3) the study for which information is requested was not performed at Penn State Hershey.

The information to be made public will include the following:

  • The investigator's name;
  • Investigator's title and role with respect to the research project;
  • Name of the entity in which the significant financial interest is held;
  • Nature of the significant financial interest; and
  • Approximate dollar value of the significant financial interest or a statement that the interest is one whose value cannot be readily determined through reference to public prices or other reasonable measures of fair market value.

If the investigator has no applicable conflict of interest, that information will be provided as well.

The investigator will be copied on this response.

Requests for Public Financial Conflict of Interest Information

Requests for Publicly Accessible information regarding Conflicts of Interest in PHS-sponsored Studies should specify the full name of the individual and/or the study for which information is requested and be made in writing or via email to:

COI Program – Public Accessibility Request
500 University Drive
PO Box 850
Mail Code: H175
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
Request can be completed using the following form: Request For PHS FCOI
The COI program may not be able to provide complete information if the requestor does not request information regarding a specific employee or employees or a specific funded study or studies. 

If you have any questions or require further information, feel free to respond by email to: or call our office at 717-531-0003 and then dial extension 283526.