Department Spotlight: Office of Institutional Compliance
Conduct at the Health Science Center is guided by many statutes, regulations and policies, as well as a culture of integrity and ethics. While every employee and student is expected to “do the right thing” and follow ethical standards, the Office of Institutional Compliance is responsible for overseeing ethical conduct at the Health Science Center. The Compliance Program ensures that faculty, staff and students adhere to all statutory requirements and the highest level of ethical behavior in conducting their business, research, education and service activities.
Office representatives respond to and report suspected violations of ethical behavior and/or statutory requirements, and enhance awareness of the Health Science Center’s expectation of ethical behavior through annual code-of-ethics training.
For more information about compliance or to report an issue in the workplace, contact Debbie Gregory at ext. 2029. The Office of Institutional Compliance is located in EAD 832.
To anonymously report suspected compliance violations, call the EthicsLine at 800-500-0333.
Find out more about the UNT Health Science Center office of Institutional Compliance at their Web site.
The Compliance Office Team:
Robert Kaman, JD, PhD, associate dean and director of outreach for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, leads the Compliance Office as assistant institutional compliance officer. He reports directly to Thomas Yorio, PhD, provost, who serves as institutional compliance officer.
Debbie Gregory, compliance assistant, serves as the direct liaison with faculty, staff and students. She facilitates compliance questions and issues, policy violation reports, and documentation of compliance violation inquiries.
Vanessa Williams, administrative assistant, coordinates the annual online code-of-ethics training that just concluded. Code-of-ethics training is designed to raise awareness of ethics expectations at the Health Science Center.