John C. Mazziotta, MD, PhD Vice Chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences CEO, UCLA Health
Dear Members of the UCLA Health Sciences Community:
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 on Industry Activities for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and UCLA Health" (effective July 1, 2007), have helped to raise awareness of the effects of medical marketing on patient care, and set standards for how our faculty, staff, and trainees should interact with the healthcare industry. The guidelines should be incorporated into the daily routines of all faculty, staff, and trainees including the ways we interact with industry, design and conduct our educational programs, and conduct business. The University of California Health Care Vendor Relations Policy applies to the entire University of California system and further clarifies our relationships with industry.
We recognize that questions may arise in the interpretation of these guidelines. 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, and a guide for vendors. Additional questions or any concerns should be sent to email@example.com.
In addition, the Industry Relations Committee is a resource for faculty and administration regarding relationships with vendors and is available to provide comment and recommendations with respect to such relationships. By reaching out to the committee you can ensure that your project or activity is structured to comply with our standards and the image we wish to project.