Preventing and Detecting Grant Fraud

UofL Office of Research Integrity Presentation by Les Hollie (HHS/OIG)
When Sep 11, 2019
from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
Where Kosair Charities Clinical and Translational Research Building, Room 101/102
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Contact Phone 502-852-2454
Attendees post docs, grad students and faculty
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Presenter:  Les W. Hollie, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the largest grant-awarding department in the federal government.  The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for HHS is statutorily charged with providing independent oversight of all HHS programs, including those funded through grants operations at the NIH.  The OIG accomplishes its oversight mission through audits, evaluations, inspections, and investigations.  The HHS OIG has authority to investigate NIH grantees to ensure the appropriate use of federal funds.

This session will provide an introduction to OIG grant fraud investigations.  By using case examples, we will explain the circumstances under which fraud, waste and abuse can occur, and describe what can happen when grantees do not implement proper internal controls.  The HHS programs are put at greater risk from fraud, waste and abuse if grantees are unaware of the circumstances that lead to enforcement.

By sharing cautionary case examples in this session, our aims are:

to increase grantee awareness about the effect of fraud, waste and abuse on NIH grants;

to share examples of fraud indicators from known NIH grant cases; and

to increase grantee capacity to prevent fraud from negatively affecting grants awarded by the NIH 

This is part of the 2019 RCR Training Series:  This free session will provide 1 hour of face-to-face RCR instruction as required by NIH (8 hours minimum)

Light refreshments will be served.

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