Conflict Vitae

This is a statement of my financial relationships with people and organizations that have either provided funds directly to me or my research programs.  This statement reflects my best and honest effort to reveal all potential financial conflicts of interest.  While I strive to be free of any bias in my work, I leave it to each reader to judge the relevance of any possible conflict.

This approach to full disclosure was suggested by GD Rubenfeld in "The conflict vitae: a CV for the new millennium", The Lancet (2007).

The following statement reflects all activity from 2005 onward to the update date below.


Employment with salary and benefits

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2005 - 2008)
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (2008 - Present)
  • Ann Arbor VA, Ann Arbor, Michigan (2011 - Present)


Other Employment

  • Chester County Hospital, West Chester, Pennsylvania (Moonlighting Physician, 2006 - 2008)
  • St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (Moonlighting Physician, 2007)


Grants to my institution from non-profit agencies or foundations

  • U.S. National Institutes of Health
    • as PI: K08, HL091249 (2008-2013); R21AG044752 (2013-2015);
    • as co-I:  R01HS018334 (2013-2016); U01HL123031 (PETAL: 2014-2021)
    • via subcontract to University of Washington KL2-TR-000421 (2013); to Duke University R01AG042794 (2013-2018)
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research & Development Services - IIR 11-109 (2011-2014) and 13-079 (2014-2017)
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Patient Safety (2015-2018)
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research & Development Services - Clinical Analytics & Reporting (2012- )
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, subcontract to Epicenters U54K000172 (2015-2016)
  • American Thoracic Society Fellows Career Development Award (2007 - 2008)
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine Vision Grant (2010 - 2011)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2011-2013)


Grants to my institution from for-profit companies

  • None

Grants on which I am a named investigator but did not receive compensation for time

  • Intensive Care Foundation (Australia)
  • Government of South Australia, South Australia Health
  • Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation


Honoraria and consulting fees paid directly to me

  • Harvard University (2005)
  • University of Chicago (2005, 2011)
  • Physicians' Services Incorporated Foundation (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • University of Pennsylvania (2012)
  • Mayo Clinic (2012)
  • Washington COAP (2013)
  • UCLA (2014)
  • American Diabetes Association via grant ADA#7-CT-12
  • The Alfred Hospital (2015)
  • UpToDate (royalties for card on Post Intensive Care Syndrome, 2014 - )
  • this list may miss a few honoraria from universities or not-for-profit medical centers for one-time speaking gigs, unfortunately -- I'm just not always perfect with my accounting for those.
  • this does NOT list every time I have spoke for a university or not-for-profit conference where some or all of my travel expenses were paid for by that university or conference via general or undirected funds.
  • Were I to ever be paid to speak to a for-profit corporation, I intend that it would be listed here.


Stock ownership, stock options, and patent rights

  • None


last updated 17 December 2015