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Office of Conflict of Interest and Commitment Management

New Kirkland 

Welcome to the Office of Conflict of Interest and Commitment Management at Vanderbilt University. Our office serves as a resource to the University community on the Vanderbilt University Conflict of Interest Policy. Conflicts of interest may arise in situations in which an individual’s (or the individual’s family member’s) financial, professional, or other personal considerations may directly or indirectly affect, or have the appearance of affecting, the individual’s professional judgment in exercising any University duty or responsibility. Our office strives to provide excellent services to our customers, and our website includes many conflict of interest resources.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if you would like our office to provide conflict of interest training to your University department.

Contact Us
2100 West End Ave, Suite 750
Nashville, TN 37203
Alison Cooper, Director
Katie Bunge, Coordinator

Looking for VUMC Conflict of Interest information? Contact them at 615-875-7593 or

Additional Resources:

COI in the News

9.8.18 Top Cancer Researcher Fails to Disclose Corporate Financial Ties in Major Research Journals

7.25.18 Purdue professor and wife indicted in alleged fraud scheme with NSF SBIR/STTR grants

1.24.18 Investigation Finds UT Athletics Staff Accepted Trips and Entertainment from Vendors

8.8.17 Idaho State uncovers COIs, misuse of funds at research center

4.9.17 Ex-Professor Says Dismissed Racketeering Case Is Still 'Devastating'