Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
General Frequently Asked Questions
Why does Mount Sinai need a Conflicts of Interest (COI) Office?
Our faculty and School have many important collaborative relationships with industry, and it is essential that these relationships are free of real or perceived conflicts that could influence decisions and actions relating to patient care, research integrity or education. The COI Office helps to ensure a conflict-free environment at Mount Sinai.
I am concerned about a potential conflict of interest, what should I do?
Call our COI Helpline at 212-241-0845. If you would like to remain anonymous, call the Compliance Helpline at 800-853-9212.
What is a conflict of interest?
When an individual’s personal financial interests (for example, stock ownership in a company) could influence their decision making and create bias. A conflict can also occur when the possibility of personal gain jeopardizes one’s professional judgment, objectivity and independence.
What is the Sunshine Law?
The health care reform bill includes provisions for pharmaceutical and device companies to disclose payments to physicians for a variety of services. The legislation is called the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.
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Conflict of Interest Helpline
Office of the Dean
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029