OVPR COI Review Committee & Schedule

OVPR COI Review Committee meetings are generally held on the third Monday of each month from 1:00-2:30 PM.   UMOR COI reviews the potential conflict of interest situations of faculty and staff from the Ann Arbor (except the Medical School and Health System), Flint, and Dearborn campuses; determines if a conflict of interest exists, and approves plans to manage any conflicts of interest.

Committee Membership


  • Jacqueline Jeruss, Associate Vice President for Research – Integrity & Compliance, OVPR (Chair)
  • TBA
  • Alex DaSilva, Professor of Dentistry, Prosthodontics
  • Jim Penner-Hahn, Professor of Chemistry & Biophysics
  • Nilton Renno, Professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering
  • Roseanne Sension, Professor of Chemistry & Physics
  • John Foster, Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
  • Steven Skerlos, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Peggy Carver, Associate Professor of Pharmacy

Current Consultants and Staff:

  • April Pepperdine, COI Director, Integrity & Compliance
  • Kelly Coveleski, COI Manager, Integrity & Compliance
  • Amanda Stall, Compliance Specialist Intermediate, Integrity & Compliance
  • Tyler Pelto, Compliance Specialist Intermediate, Integrity & Compliance
  • Kathleen O’Sullivan-Cook, Compliance Specialist Associate, Integrity & Compliance
  • Nissa Austad, Compliance Specialist Associate, Integrity & Compliance
  • Lisa Nichols, Executive Director of Research Securtiy, Integrity & Compliance
  • Emily Baxter, Assistant Managing Project Representative, ORSP
  • Joohee Kim, Associate Director of Licensing, Innovation Partnerships
  • Jonah Lee, Senior Associate Director, Animal Care and Use Office
  • David Mulder, Assistant Director, Regulatory Affairs, Medical School
  • Bryce Pilz, Executive Director of Licensing and Strategic Alliances, Innovation Partnerships
  • Sana Shakour, Associate Director, Human Research Protection Program
  • Richard Vanden Heuvel, Director, Research Development, College of Engineering
  • Rojah Wilkerson, Compliance Specialist, College of Engineering
  • Corey Zolondek, Director, IRB-HSBS
  • Patrick Woods, Managing Project Representative, ORSP

2023-2024 Schedule

  • September 18, 2023
  • October 16, 2023
  • November 20, 2023
  • December 18, 2023
  • January 15, 2024
  • February 19, 2024
  • March 18, 2024
  • April 15, 2024
  • May 20, 2024
  • June 17, 2024

MEDCOI generally meets the fourth Monday of each month.  


  • For questions about COI policy, outside interest disclosure, COI review and management processes, email COI.Support@umich.edu.