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A Message from the Vice Chancellor

The David Geffen School of Medicine is proud to be at the forefront of efforts to improve education and reform our practices in healthcare industry relations.

A. Eugene Washington, MD - Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences and Dean, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  Photo by Stephanie Diani.

A. Eugene Washington, MD
Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences
Dean, David Geffen School of
Medicine at UCLA

In November 2006, the Faculty Executive Committee approved the "Guidelines on Industry Activities for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the UCLA Medical Enterprise."

These guidelines, effective July 1, 2007, helped to raise awareness of the effects of medical marketing on patient care, and set standards for how our faculty, staff, and students should interact with the healthcare industry. Our faculty worked with the Office of the President to draft the first Health Care Vendor Relations Policy for the entire University of California system, which became effective March 12, 2008, which further clarified appropriate activities for industry representatives on campus.

As a preeminent institution in education, research, and patient care, we must be leaders in ensuring that we maintain the highest ethical standards and that each member of our community serves as a role model whose actions will preclude any perception of bias or undue influence from industry. The guidelines should be incorporated into the daily routines of all faculty, staff, and students including interactions and relationships with industry, our educational programs, and the way we conduct business.

We recognize that questions may arise in the interpretation of these guidelines. We hope that this website will answer many of your questions. We have provided links to the UCLA guidelines, the University of California policy, frequently asked questions (FAQs) for both the guidelines and the policy, as well as a guide for vendors. If, after reviewing this material you still have questions, please send your questions or concerns to coi@mednet.ucla.edu.

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