Oct. 25: Research Security and Foreign Influence
Oct 25, 2021
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
|Where||Clinical and Translational Research Building, Room 101/102|
|Contact Name||Carla Jones|
Researchers, professors, postdocs and grad students
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Research Integrity presents: Research Security and Foreign Influence
Speaker: Derrick L. Franklin, Acting Chief, Investigative Operations, US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General
Derrick Franklin oversees a variety of programs, including international operations, grant and contract fraud, and other discretionary oversight areas with the OIG. Prior to taking over the Acting Chief role, he was the Special Agent in Charge for HHS OIG's Special Investigations Branch, responsible for ensuring the integrity of HHS's 85,000 plus employees and contractors, and overseeing investigations involving employee misconduct and violations of criminal law.
During his tenure with HHS OIG, Franklin served as Assistant Special Agent in Charge and the investigative liaison at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. He also served a one-year detail with the US House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce, conducting congressional investigations and oversight hearings concerning matters related to the Food and Drug Administration, Departments of Interior, Transportation, and Energy.
Franklin began his federal career with the US Department of Education in 1999, where he led several criminal, civil and administrative investigations related to federally funded programs and government officials. His law enforcement work with the Department of Education earned him recognition from the Inspector General; the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency; and the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.
Franklin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Hampton University in Virginia and a Master's degree in Policy Management from Georgetown University.