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Research Committees

Financial Conflict of Interest Committee

FCOI Committee Members

Jeff Darabi, Mechanical Engineering, term expires 2015
M. Jane Gillespie, Chair, Applied Dental Medicine, term expires 2015
Janet Holt, Illinois Education Research Council, term expires 2014
Jeremy Jewell, Psychology, term expires 2014
Kathy Ketchum , Primary Care & Health Systems Nursing, term expires 2014
Faith Liebl, Biological Sciences, term expires 2013
Susan Morgan, Ex-Officio, Associate Dean for Research
Greg Sierra, Accounting, term expires 2013
Linda Skelton, Administrator, Office of Research & Projects
Todd Wakeland, Associate General Counsel, Office of the Chancellor
Jerry Weinberg, Institutional Official, Associate Provost for Research and Dean of The Graduate School
Ken Witt, Pharmaceutical Sciences, term expires 2015

I. Functions of the Committee

The FCOI Committee shall operate under the " UNIVERSITY POLICY ON FINANCIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST PERTAINING TO PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE AND THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH SPONSORED PROJECTS " as managed by the Graduate School.

The FCOI Committee shall review all investigator and sub-recipient investigator significant financial interest (SFI) disclosures to determine if a significant FCOI exists and develop and implement management plans as needed to manage FCOIs. This shall be done within 60 days of receipt of the FCOI disclosure form in the Graduate School or within 60 days of identification of an SFI that was either not previously disclosed or not previously reviewed.

II. Membership

The Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Committee shall consist of one faculty member from each of the following units:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • and one member of a university-wide research center.

Committee members are nominated by their respective deans. These nominees must be approved by the Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Dean. Approved members will serve 3-year terms. Terms will be staggered. Faculty serving on the FCOI Committee must be tenured or tenure-track. The Associate Dean for Research will serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member, and a representative from the General Counsel's office will serve as an ex-officio, voting member.

III. Officers

The Committee will have a Chair. The Chair will be appointed by the Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Dean to a 2-year term.