The success of National Jewish Health (NJH) depends on its talented, skillful, creative faculty and staff whose contributions to teaching, research, clinical care and other professional activities are recognized in their diverse clinical, research, and professional specialties. Because of their expertise, faculty and staff have opportunities to participate in activities with commercial entities, professional and scientific organizations and journals, other academic organizations and government agencies.
NJH accepts the principle that it is privileged to serve as a public trust for the conduct of clinical care, research, and for the advancement, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge. To that end, NJH has developed policies designed to protect human subjects, preserve and enhance institutional integrity and reputation, and recognize and support the creativity and vision of its researchers, clinicians, and staff.
The relationships between NJH (Institution), the individual employees of NJH, private industry, federal and state governments, and the non-profit sector have grown increasingly complex. As a result, there are opportunities for professional interactions and development that may benefit the Institution and its employees, but which may also present the potential for or the appearance of conflicting interests and responsibilities for NJH employees.
All individuals in the NJH community are expected to (i) abide by the conflict of interest policy and standards set forth in this policy (including any specific procedures adopted pursuant to or in furtherance of this policy), (ii) fully and continually disclose professional and relevant personal activities and relationships that create a conflict of interest or have the appearance of creating a conflict of interest as required by the institution, (iii) remedy conflicts of interest or comply with any management or monitoring plan prescribed by the institution, (iv) remain aware of the potential for conflicts of interest, and (v) take initiative to manage, disclose or resolve conflicts of interest as appropriate. All senior administrators have the responsibility to understand and implement this policy, including, as necessary, the adoption of specific procedures for their respective departments in furtherance of and in accordance with this policy.