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The Post E3: Ethics, Education, and Engagement on Professional Misconduct

E3: Ethics, Education, and Engagement on Professional Misconduct

Location Details:
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 26, 2023 @ 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: Virtual Format – Zoom (Click here to register) 

Event Description:
This E3 panel discussion will focus on the issue of professional misconduct in the research context, understood as bullying, harassment, discrimination, and inappropriate conduct creating a hostile work environment for any and all researchers here at the University of Utah.

The NIH has recently changed their reporting requirements for funded PIs who are sanctioned for professional misconduct by their home institutions, and we hear at the University of Utah will of course be complying with this federal requirement. We aim for our faculty, staff, and students to all be aware of what professional misconduct is—ideally, to keep it from ever happening in the first place; but also, so that reporting and correction can occur when necessary. Both preventative and responsive measures are necessary and this E3 event will help serve both these aims.

Dr. Caren Frost
Associate VP
Research Integrity and Compliance

Dr. Sherrie Hayashi
Director & Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Zach Mitchell
Research Integrity Officer
Clinical & Translational Science Institute

Joyce C. Havstad
Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Office of Research Integrity and Compliance 

The panelists will address questions such as:

  • What kind of behavior counts as professional misconduct?
  • Where can I go for help, here at the U, if I think professional misconduct is occurring?
  • How do I report instances of professional misconduct for formal review?
  • Can I be retaliated against if I make an allegation of professional misconduct?

After initial discussion by the panelists, the chair will open the floor to questions from and engagement with the audience. We welcome all stakeholders to join us for review of this important issue.