NPA National Grand Rounds Sets Stage for Conflict-free Medical Education

Posted by Becky Martin, NPA Project Manager June 1, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Eric G. Campbell, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Director of Research at the Mongan Institute for Health Policy was the featured speaker at a Grand Rounds given this week at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.   Dr. Campbell’s presentation entitled Understanding Emerging Trends in Industry – Academic Relationships, provided a comprehensive synopsis of the research about the benefits and risks associated with academic-industry relationships, including the potential for conflicts of interest, and how such relationships may affect research and future medical practice.

The presentation was the first of a series to be sponsored by the National Physicians Alliance as part of its Unbranded Doctor work which has been expanded through the Partnership to Advance Conflict-free Medical Education. Partners include NPA, The American Medical Student Association, The Pew Charitable Trusts and Community Catalyst which are working together to provide technical assistance and educational opportunities to academic medical centers in developing, adopting and enforcing strong conflict of interest policies.

You can view the presentation at this link.


It’s fitting that this and future presentations provided as part of the National Grand Rounds series is made possible by a grant from the state Attorney General Consumer and Prescriber Education Grant Program which is funded by the multi-state settlement of consumer fraud claims regarding the marketing of the prescription drug Neurontin.

For more information please contact Ann Woloson, NPA Director of Eduction –