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ICOI Committee & Schedule

2020-2021 Meeting Schedule

July 1, 2020

August 5, 2020

September 2, 2020

October 7, 2020

November 4, 2020

December 2, 2020

January 6, 2021

February 3, 2021

March 3, 2021

April 7, 2021

May 5, 2021

June 2, 2021

The Institutional Conflict of Interest (ICOI) Committee generally meets on a monthly basis. The ICOI Committee reviews potential institutional conflicts to identify if an ICOI exists and to determine appropriate management, which may include reducing or eliminating the ICOI. In addition, the ICOI Committee acts in an advisory role for difficult conflict of interest issues.

Committee Membership

Voting Members:

  • Gilbert Omenn (Chair) - Professor, Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics

  • James Penner-Hahn (Vice Chair) - Professor, Chemistry and Biophysics

  • Steven Bolling - Professor, Cardiac Surgery

  • Sarah Buss - Professor, Philosophy

  • Rebecca Eisenberg - Professor, Law

  • Brian Farmer - Executive Director of Academic Affairs at the Cleveland Clinic

  • Raymond Hutchinson - Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases

  • Michael Imperiale - Professor, Microbiology & Immunology; Chair, UMOR Conflict of Interest Review Committee

  • Jacqueline Jeruss - Professor, Surgery; Chair, Medical School Conflict of Interest Board

  • Max Wicha - Professor, Oncology

  • Zhen Xu, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering


Non-Voting Members and Staff:

  • Todd Baily - Assistant Vice President, Development and Campaign Director, Office of University Development

  • Liz Barry - Special Counsel to the President, Office of the President

  • Judy Birk - Director of the Medical School Institutional Review Board

  • Tara Bradsher - Assistant General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel

  • Lois Brako - Assistant Vice President for Research - Regulatory and Compliance Oversight, Office of Research

  • Kelly Coveleski - COI Compliance Specialist, Office of Research

  • Jim Erickson - Senior Public Relations Representative, Michigan News

  • Daniel Garber - Project Representative, Office of Research and Sponsored Projects

  • Kara Gavin - Lead Public Relations Representative, Health System Department of Communication

  • June Insco - Regulatory Manager, Medical School Office of Regulatory Affairs   

  • Kathleen O'Sullivan-Cook - Administrative Assistant, Office of Research

  • C. Ndu Ozor - Associate General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel

  • April Pepperdine - UMOR COI Director, Office of Research 

  • Bryce Pilz - Director of Licensing, Office of Technology Transfer

  • Kelly Sexton - Associate Vice President for Research - Technology Transfer and Innovation Partnerships, Office of Technology Transfer

  • Cindy Shindledecker - Director of Health Sciences and Behavioral Sciences - Institutional Review Board, Office of Research

  • Amanda Stall - COI Compliance Specialist, Office of Research

  • Pat Ward - Director of Regulatory Affairs, Medical School

  • Stella Wixom - Executive Director, Business Engagement Center


For questions or to report a potential institutional conflict of interest (ICOI), email sends e-mail)