… in the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes that the most charitable description of what’s been going on at the clubby University of Minnesota medical school would be “bizarre.”
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Retroactive Faculty Consultation
at the University of Minnesota
Or, Business as Usual?
For an earlier post on this matter, please see: The Farce That is Faculty Governance in the Academic Health Center at the University of Minnesota Continues
Perhaps after the public flap over Troubled Waters the U of M administration will start paying more than lip service to rules and regs?
From an email by AHC VP and med school dean Cerra:
Those who participated in the development of the University-wide Conflicts of Interest Policy created a separate document incorporating virtually all of the standards that will govern faculty and staff involved in clinical health care, titled Individual Conflicts of Interest: Clinical Health Care – Patient Contact in the Academic Health Center. This document supplements the University-wide policy and therefore is referred to as Appendix A.
In early July, I met with AHC leadership, disseminated Appendix A, and asked that they seek input from their respective colleges and schools. I met with this group again in late July and received their support for the implementation of the draft document. Appendix A was then disseminated widely within the AHC in early August as a final document.
Since then, Lynn Zentner, Director, Office of Institutional Compliance, and I have received feedback indicating that many of you did not have an opportunity to review and provide feedback before Appendix A was considered to be in effect.
During a recent meeting that Lynn and I had with members of the AHC FCC, attendees requested that the document be posted for a 30-day comment period. We agreed to do that.
Appendix A will be posted at http://policy.umn.edu/User/POLICIESREVIEW.html beginning Thursday, September 30, and continuing through Friday, October 29.
Another egregious violation of faculty governance policy at the University of Minnesota.
at 2:36 PM