Stanford Medicine Newsletter Updates For the Local Community

 

Faculty consulting work on public view

Stanford University School of Medicine has joined a small cadre of medical schools in publicly disclosing information about the consulting activities of its 1,400 affiliated faculty. The academic profiles on the school’s Web site now include a section about faculty members’ consulting relationships with specific companies.

“I have tremendous respect for the integrity of our faculty at Stanford and for the collaborative work they do to advance knowledge and, where appropriate, to engage in effective interactions with industry,” said Philip Pizzo, MD, dean of the School of Medicine. “Because perceptions about such interactions can sometimes be misleading, we have come to the conclusion that pub-lic disclosure serves the best interests of our faculty, Stanford University and the public we serve.”

The information can be accessed at med.stanford.edu/profiles/. For background on Stanford’s policies on collaborations with industry, go to med.stanford.edu/coi/.

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