Busy Month at ORI

And yikes – an undergrad for U Chicago among the indicted …

Nicholas McMaster, University of Chicago: Based on a College Discipline Hearing report and on additional analysis conducted by ORI in its oversight review, the U.S. Public Health Service found that Mr. Nicholas McMaster, undergraduate student, Biological Sciences Collegiate Division in the Departments of Psychology and Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago, engaged in research misconduct supported by grant P50 ES12382 and grant P01 AG018911.

Jennifer Blaisdell, University of Pennsylvania and Retinal Consultants of Arizona, Ltd.: Based on the report of an investigation conducted by the University of Pennsylvania and additional analysis conducted by ORI in its oversight review, the U.S. Public Health Service found that Ms. Jennifer Blaisdell, former Clinical Coordinator for Retinal Consultants of Arizona, Ltd., committed research misconduct in a study sponsored by two cooperative agreements funded by the U10 EY012261, “Age-related Macular Degeneration Prevention Trial,’ Dr. Stuart Fine, PI, and U10 EY012279, “Coordinating Center for AMD, Complications of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Prevention Trial’, Dr. Maureen McGuire, P.I.

Clifford R. Robinson, Ph.D., University of Delaware: Based on the reports of investigations conducted by 3-Dimensional Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the University of Delaware and additional analysis conducted by ORI during its oversight review, the U.S. Public Health Service found that Clifford R. Robinson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UD, engaged in misconduct in science involving research supported by R43 GM58950-01 and R44 GM58950-02, “Four- helix bundle analog of a G-protein coupled receptor (C. Robinson, P.I.).

James C. Lin, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago: Based on the findings from an inquiry by the University of Illinois at Chicago and on additional analysis conducted by ORI during its oversight review, the U.S. Public Health Service found that James C. Lin, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physiology, and Biophysics, UIC, engaged in research misconduct concerning R01 NS47238-01, “Blood-Brain Barrier Interactions of Cellular-Phone Radi.’

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