Conflict of Interest

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 most current info can be found on the Conflict of Interest at MSU website

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 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. Throughout this policy, the term "individual(s)" pertains to faculty (which includes fellows and residents), academic specialists, staff and students.

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.

CHM Policy

Conflict of Interest Policy

CHM Procedures for Addressing Conflicts

Conflict of Interest Procedures

Department chairs and unit directors can refer to these procedures for managing conflicts of interest.

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