Yesterday, Senator Charles Grassley sent a letter to the President of the University of California (UC) System, calling on him to respond to allegations of financial discrepancies at the University of California at San Francisco’s School of Medicine (UCSF).
Shortly after being hired as the Dean of the Medical School, David Kessler, the highly respected former head of the FDA, noted serious discrepancies in the school’s financial books. He pressed the matter with University officials and was fired for blowing the whistle.
In the letter, Senator Grassley seeks assurances about the integrity of finances at UCSF and raises concerns about whether similar problems may exist at other campuses within the UC system. Grassley points out that UCSF receives hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars each year from various federal agencies.
Read POGO's statement on the matter and find more background here.
-- Bryan Rahija