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Ethics Committee

Committee Responsibilities

  • Review and make recommendations regarding the ethics and professionalism of the organization, its officers, directors, and members
  • Review and make recommendations regarding any conflicts reported during the annual COI/COC disclosure process
  • Address and respond to questions of conflict of interest
  • Be responsible for reviewing and, from time to time, proposing modifications to the CARRA Code of Ethics and the CARRA Conflict of Interest Guidelines
  • Review charges alleging professional misconduct by members
  • Respond to requests from the Board of Directors for guidance and recommendations on matters involving ethics and conflict of interest
  • Develop information to educate the membership concerning the Code of Ethics and conflict of interest issues
  • Organize and establish subcommittees and task forces as the Committee deems necessary or appropriate to carry out its objectives, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors
  • Submit yearly COI/COC disclosure forms

Committee Members

Gloria Higgins, PhD, MD
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Edward Oberle, MD, RhMSUS, FAAP
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Karen Onel, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery

Egla Rabinovich, MD, MPH
Duke University Medical Center

Submit an Ethics Concern

If you would like to submit a concern or issue to the CARRA Ethics Committee for review, please use the online form below. Providing your name and contact information for follow-up is optional.