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Study: Food industry funding can influence research

About 13% of research articles published in the top 10 most-cited nutrition journals in 2018 were backed by the food industry. And of those articles with food industry involvement, about 56% reported findings that were favorable to industry interests, according to a paper published in Plos One. Only about 10% of articles without…

Special Fraud Alert – Speaker Programs

This is a message from UF’s Conflicts of Interest Program to inform our health colleges’ faculty of a Special Fraud Alert from the HHS Office of Inspector General regarding speaker programs.  Highlights are summarized below, and please see attached for the full alert.  This alert demonstrates the government’s heightened…

EU investigates decision to hire BlackRock to advise on green rules for banks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission’s decision to hire BlackRock BLK.N, the world’s largest asset manager, to advise it on new environmental rules for banks, has triggered an investigation by the European Ombudsman following complaints by several lawmakers and a civil group. The Change Finance coalition teamed up with 91…

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…