University of Florida
College of Medicine
Office of the Dean
June 4, 2014
Eric R. Braverman, M.D.
304 Park Avenue South 6th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Dear Dr. Braverman:
On behalf of Michael L. Good, M.D., Dean of the College of Medicine, it is my pleasure to reappoint you as a Courtesy Assistant Professor in the College of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry. This appointment is effective July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, and is renewable annually based on the recommendation of the chairperson of the Department of Psychiatry with the approval of the Dean. This is a courtesy appointment for which there is no remuneration . You also should not use your courtesy faculty appointment status in connection with your private endeavors, nor add it to a business card or other public representations such as a professional website.
As a courtesy faculty, you are required to adhere to the College of Medicine’s Policy on Conflicts of Interest. You may access this policy at http://coi.med.ufl.edu/policies/uf-policies/. Like many academic medical centers, the College of Medicine prohibits faculty from giving promotional/marketing talks on behalf of pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies. By accepting this courtesy faculty appointment, you are acknowledging that you have read the College’s Policy on Conflicts of Interest and you agree to abide by its applicable terms, including the promotional speaking prohibition contained therein.
Should you have questions regarding this policy, please contact the College of Medicine’s Conflict of Interest Program Office.
The University of Florida has implemented standards under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to protect and guard against the misuse of individually identifiable health information. While your appointment as a courtesy faculty with the College of Medicine will not, in all likelihood, involve access to protected health information maintained by the University of Florida or by UF Health; nonetheless, you need to be aware of and are expected to follow the Health Science Center’s HIPAA policy.
If, however, in your role as a courtesy faculty you become engaged in activities that directly or indirectly involve your having access to protected health information, it will be necessary for you to sign a Health Information Policy and Confidentiality Statement and complete the Health Science Center’s on-line web based HIPAA general awareness training, HIPAA 101.
If you should have patient care related to your resonsibilities as a courtesy faculty, you are required to complete and submit to the chairperson a professional liability questionnaire for volunteers prior to engaging in such activities. HIPAA training and liability should be coordinated through your academic department. Further compliance training may also be required.
Dr. Braverman, congratulations on your reappointment as a courtesy faculty with the University of Florida’s College of Medicine. Should you have any questions concerning your courtesy faculty appointment, please let me know.
P. Jan Eller
Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs
Eric R. Braverman, M.D.
Dr. Braverman is a Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University and NYU Medical School, did brain research at Harvard Medical School, and trained at an affiliate of Yale Medical School. He is acknowledged worldwide as an expert in brain-based diagnosis and treatment, and he lectures to and trains doctors in anti-aging medicine.