UTHSC Symposium on Scientific Integrity and Preventing Research Misconduct

A Symposium on Scientific Integrity and Preventing Research Misconduct has been scheduled for December 4, 2008. UTHSC is pleased to have two national experts come to campus to explore this important topic with healthcare professionals and research staff.


Greg Koski, M.D., Ph.D., former director of the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Human Research Protections; Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School; and Senior Scientist, Institute for Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital.

Cynthia Ricard, Ph.D.,
Director, Extramural Research in the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Research Integrity.

Session topics are Vulnerability in Research and Informed Consent, Research Misconduct and Conflict of Interest, and Scientific Integrity and Mentoring in Research.

Jointly sponsored by the Faculty Senate and the Office of Research, the symposium will be held in the Freeman Auditorium in the Hamilton Eye Institute on the 3rd floor of the 930 Madison building.

Registration is available at http://www.uthsc.edu/research/research_

Nursing Continuing Nursing Education Credits
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing Continuing Education Program is accredited as a provider for continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
4.5 contact hours will be awarded for this activity.

Medical Continuing Education Credits
The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category1 Credit(s).TM Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

HR 128 Credit will also be offered to UTHSC staff.

Please contact Dr. Karen Johnson, kjohnson@uthsc.edu or Dr. Deborah Smith, dsmith@uthsc.edu for more information.

Related documents:

  1. GCP Guidelines From FDA
  2. ORI Introduction to Responsible Conduct of Research
  3. Project for Scholarly Integrity Framework
  4. Scientific Integrity from Greg Koski
  5. UT Statement of Policy on Misconduct in Research and Service

Symposium slides:

  1. Symposium Introduction
  2. Scientific Integrity, Mentoring, and Vulnerability in Research
  3. Conflict of Interest
  4. Research Misconduct

Parking is available in the Madison Parking Garage. Entrances to the garage are located both on Madison Avenue one light west of Pauline Street and on Court Avenue across from the Coleman Building. The parking fee is $2.00/hour with a daily maximum of $4.00 The garage does not offer in and out privileges. Handicap accessible spaces are available. This garage is marked H on the map located at http://www.uthsc.edu/campuspolice/parking_map.pdf
On site lunch options:
Several food vendors are located in the Madison complex plaza level. Most open at 7:30 with some breakfast items and all will be open at lunch. Prices for lunch with a beverage vary between $5.00 and $8.00 These are:

Einsteins Bros. Bagels
–Features breakfast options, bagel lunch sandwiches, espresso and beverage selection.  They also have a variety of salads and other snacks available.

Madison Café - The Madison Cafe features a rotating cuisine bar and a variety of popular comfort food options.

TuckersFeatures burgers, chicken strips, baked potatoes and salads.