Northwestern creates Conflict of Interest Office

Michele Corriston, Print Managing Editor

Northwestern has named Julia Campbell the new director of conflict interest, a position that deals with internal workings within the Northwestern community.

The University announced the creation of the Conflict of Interest Office on Sept. 14 in an NU news release. Campbell, a former associate compliance officer at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, will lead the new department. The office will be tasked with overseeing and developing university policies for all NU faculty members.

The appointment comes after NU officials announced a new Conflict of Interest policy in August. Provisions include required training for faculty and staff and more transparency in terms of travel reimbursement, according to an email sent to staff and faculty by University Provost Dan Linzer and Jay Walsh, the vice president for research.

 — Michele Corriston