To the Editor: I would like to apologize to the editors and readers of JAMA for my failure to fully disclose financial support for programs at the University of Virginia, my employer, in a letter to the editor.1 At the time of submission, I did note that my affiliations included being executive director of the National Social Norms Institute. However, I did not indicate to the editors that this institute was funded by a $2.5 million gift from the Anheuser-Busch Foundation. My current position is executive director of the Department of Student Health (90% effort) and the National Social Norms Institute (10% effort). This omission was not done in an attempt to conceal information, but I recognize that my failure to include this funding resulted in the appearance of lack of transparency. The complete disclosure information is provided below and in an accompanying correction.
Turner JC. Failure to Report Financial Disclosure Information. JAMA. 2009;302(11):1170. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1300