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CCTST Grand Rounds: Conflict of Interest, Process Improvement
Date: Friday, Sept. 16, 2011
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: UC Medical Sciences Building
Room 4051


The next Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Grand Rounds will be held Friday, Sept. 16, 2011.

At 11 a.m., Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH will discuss Using Data to Inform Policies about Disclosing Conflicts of Interest in Research. Sugarman is the Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics,Medicine, Health Policy and Management and Deputy Director for Medicine at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at the Johns Hopkins University. He also serves as senior advisor to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Sugarman is an internationally recognized leader in the field of biomedical ethics with particular expertise in the application of empirical methods and evidence-based standards for the evaluation and analysis of bioethical issues. His presentation will describe the nature of financial conflicts of interest in research; review data related to the disclosure of financial interests to potential research participants; describe how such data can inform policies and practices regarding disclosure.

At noon, David Dilts, PhD, MBA, CMA will discuss The Scientific Method & Process Improvement.  Dilts is a professor of healthcare management and director of clinical research for the Knight Cancer Institute at the Oregon Health & Science University.  He is an expert on topics ranging from complexity in supply chain networks to delays in opening oncology clinical trials and issues with business incubation.  Dilts' presentation will center on the value and need of process mapping in research;  the link between the scientific method and process improvement; and the need for speed in processes.

CCTST Grand Rounds, made possible by a National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), are free of charge and open to the public. Continuing medical education credits are  available.  A limited number of lunches are available to CCTST members. To join the CCTST free of charge, go to  For more information, email

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