UC San Diego Health Sciences Code of Business Conduct

Dear Colleagues,
Members of the University of California community share a commitment to the highest ethical, legal, and professional standards in furtherance of our mission of patient care, teaching, research and public service. We recognize that we hold the University in trust for the people of the State of California. This Code of Business Conduct and our policies, procedures and standards provide guidance for application of the University’s Statement of Ethical Values and Standards of Ethical Conduct in our daily lives and work as members of this community.

Statement of Ethical Values

  • Integrity. We will conduct ourselves with integrity in our dealings with and on behalf of the University.
  • Excellence. We will conscientiously strive for excellence in our work.
  • Accountability. We will be accountable as individuals and as members of this community for our ethical conduct and for compliance with applicable laws and University policies and directives.
  • Respect. We will respect the rights and dignity of others.

The Code of Business Conduct (“Code”) has been adopted by the University of California and is in effect for all UC health science campuses. The Code applies to everyone who is associated with a UC Health Sciences campus — all faculty members, full- and part-time employees, students, volunteers, and vendors or independent contractors performing work on behalf of the University.

Just as we take pride in our reputation for high quality patient care, education, and research, we are equally proud of our commitment to ethical, legal and professional conduct. Please review the Code carefully and familiarize yourself with its content. It is your responsibility to uphold these ethical, legal and professional principles without exception. If you have any questions about this Code, you should contact your supervisor or the UC San Diego (UCSD) Health Science Compliance Program (T: 858-657-7487, http://healthsciences.ucsd.edu/compliance).

David A. Brenner, M.D.
Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and
Dean, School of Medicine

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