Bringing the State of the Art products, services, and technology for your individualized care is very important to us. Our physicians work with collaborators outside the University to research, develop, and publish on equipment, techniques, and innovative care. This collaboration is part of our overall effort to shape and promote the best in orthopaedic care through leadership in innovation.
The following is a list of collaborators and sponsors of activities done recently in our Department:
|AIOD – Assn Intl’ l’Osteosynthese Dynamique||North American Spine Society|
|Aleeva Medical, Inc.||North Shore – Long Island Jewish Hlth System|
|American College of Sports Medicine Fdn||Novo Nordisk|
|American Orthopaedic Soc for Sports Medicine||Nuvasive|
|American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand||Orthologic Corporation|
|Amgen||Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation|
|Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality||Orthopaedic Trauma Association|
|AO Foundation||Pacific Business Group on Health|
|Arthrocare Corporation||Pivot Medical|
|Arthroscopy Association of North America||Relievant|
|Baxter||Scios, Inc., a Johnson and Johnson Co.|
|Biomet, Inc.||Scoliosis Research Society|
|Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine||Smith and Nephew, Inc.|
|Columbia University||Spinal Kinetics, Inc.|
|Deafness Research Foundation||SpinalMotion, Inc.|
|DePuy Inc., a Johnson and Johnson Co.||Stem RD, Inc.|
|Fixes 4 Kids||Stryker Corporation|
|Hacettepe University||Stryker Howmedica Osteonics|
|Harold K.L. Castle Foundation||Synthes USA|
|Histogenics Corporation||TissueLink Medical Inc.|
|Intl. Spine Injection Society||TranS1, Inc.|
|Integrated Healthcare Association||UC Berkeley|
|ISTO Technologies, Inc.||United Health Group Company|
|March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation||United States Ctr for Medicare / Medicaid Svcs|
|Medtronic, Inc.||University of Minnesota|
|Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation||University of Texas at Dallas|
|NIH Natl Inst Arthr. Musculoskel & Skin||Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation|
|NIH Natl Inst Dental and Craniofacial Res.||Zimmer, Inc.|
What Does This Mean?
A UCSF faculty member may have a business and/or collaborative relationships with other health care industry companies. These relationships may include activities such as consulting, research, and educational opportunities.
Why Is This Important?
Industry relations and collaborations are important to the advancement of research and development of new therapies for our patients. These new therapies improve quality of care and may result in better outcomes. However, a conflict of interest can arise when this relationship is unmanaged and improperly influences the medical decision-making process.
What Are We Doing To Monitor Potential Conflicts of Interest?
UCSF faculty are required to routinely report their industry relationships and activities to the UCSF Dean’s Office. Rules regarding conflict of interest require the reporting of financial relationships of the individual as well as their immediate family. The UCSF conflict of interest Programs and Committee’s, with the advice of the School of Medicine Dean’s Office, has processes in place to evaluate and monitor these relationships to ensure that faculty interact with industry in a manner consistent with UCSF’s emphasis on putting its patients’ interests first. Research should be carried out objectively, with a high degree of integrity and an emphasis on protecting the safety and well-being of research volunteers.