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Rapada, top staffer to Fresno Co. Supervisor, charged over conflict in UMC sale

Steve Rapada, the chief of staff to Fresno County Supervisor Sal Quintero, surrendered to law enforcement on Friday following a lengthy probe into conflicts of interest as a procurement official for the County of Fresno. Rapada was charged with a single felony count of Conflict of Interest, the Fresno County…

Financial audit reveals conflicts of interest for former UK cheerleading coach

The University of Kentucky’s financial audit of its cheerleading program found conflicts of interest “that may have resulted in the personal enrichment” of former head coach Jomo Thompson and assistant coaches. The report from UK’s Office of Internal Audit, dated Sept. 24, 2020, was commissioned as part of the school’s…

Canadians can now see conflicts of interest declared by COVID-19 vaccine task force

Conflict of interest disclosures made by members of the government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force are now available for the Canadian public as the country continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic. The move follows reporting by Global News into the fact that although the government acknowledged it was deliberately seeking out…

Bias More Likely in Medical Journals That Accept Reprint Fees: Study

There is a longstanding fear in the scientific community that pharmaceutical companies could sway the research published in medical journals by paying them for advertising, but a new study reveals that advertising might not be the problem. “All the available literature suggests that ad revenue should be the real concern,…

New! UFOLIO Training Course

In coordination with Brandon Telg from the Human Resources Training and Organizational Development team, the COI Program has developed a new UFOLIO training course. The course is designed to give an overview of what UFOLIO is, why it is being used, and what it means for employees. It also provides…

Disclosures for Non-UFOLIO Employees

Currently, UFOLIO has been rolled out for faculty, adjuncts, and postdoctoral associates holding a 0.26 FTE or higher appointment. If you are not part of this population, you will receive an error message if you attempt to use UFOLIO. Employees who are not currently part of the UFOLIO population should…