Conflict of Interest Committee

A conflict of interest exists when an individual's financial interests or other opportunities for tangible personal benefit may compromise, or reasonably appear to compromise, the independence of judgment with which the individual performs his/her responsibilities at the University.

The University's Faculty Conflict of Interest Policy sets forth the process for reporting and managing faculty conflicts of interest. Pursuant to that process, each faculty member is responsible for disclosing his/her own conflicts of interest. All faculty and academic staff must annually complete the Michigan State University Conflict of Interest disclosure, even if no outside financial relationships exist. The most current information can be found on the Conflict of Interest at MSU website at

The College of Human Medicine (CHM) policy applies to individuals appointed through the academic personnel system for whom the CHM is their lead college, all CHM students, and all residents affiliated with CHM. The CHM policy is intended to complement existing university, college, and affiliated institution conflict of interest policies. If there is a conflict among those policies, the more stringent standard applies.

The charge to the Conflict of Interest Committee is to implement the approved Conflict of Interest Policy of the college. The committee receives reports, approves management plans, and adjudicates concerns. The committee makes its recommendations to the dean. The committee also serves as a forum for the generation, receipt, and discussion of policy recommendations regarding conflict of interest in the college.


Scheduled as needed.

Conflict of Interest Committee Roster

  • The term of office for members will be two years.
  • Members may not serve on a standing committee for more than six consecutive years.
  • Elected Members
    • Jamie Bernard, PhD (Pharmacology and Toxicology)
      Term expires 8/15/2021
      1st term
    • Daniel Campbell, PhD (Pediatrics & Human Development)
      Term expires 8/15/2022
      1st term
    • Jonathan Hardy, PhD (Microbiology & Molecular Genetics)
      Term expires 8/15/2022
      1st term
    • Bryan Judge, MD (Emergency Medicine)
      Term expires 8/15/2021
      1st term
  • Appointed Members
    • Bradley Riley, MD (Emergency Medicine)
      Term expires 8/15/2021
      1st term
  • Staff Representatives
    • Narayanan Parameswaran, PhD, Interim Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs & Development
    • Donna Mulder, Director, Faculty Affairs & Development


CHM Conflict of Interest Policy

CHM Conflict of Interest Procedures


For assistance and examples of management plans chairs/directors should contact the CHM Office of Faculty Affairs and Development at or 517-432-8722.