Psychiatrist Engaged in Research Misconduct, Says Gov’t Watchdog


From Medscape: “A former New York University School of Medicine, Langone Medical Center psychiatry researcher faked clinical data for research with federally funded grants worth millions of dollars, according to the US Office of Research Integrity (ORI).

In studies of anorexiadepression, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Alexander Neumeister, MD, ‘misrepresented the characteristics of the subjects entered in the research’ using tactics such as ‘combining data from multiple subjects to represent single subjects to justify financial payments’ and ‘changing and/or instructing his staff to change, omit, or ignore clinical and psychiatric assessment data contained in the electronic and/or written research records,’ the federal watchdog said today.

Neumeister, who agreed to a 2-year ban on federal funding and to correct or retract four papers — two of which appeared in JAMA Psychiatry — noted that the settlement agreement says he did not admit or deny the ORI’s findings of research misconduct.”

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  1. > In June 2018, he pleaded guilty to the theft of $87,000, after which a judge sentenced Neumeister — a classically trained pianist — to play piano for “an hour at least twice weekly for the next three years at group facilities in Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, and Waterbury,” Connecticut, the Associated Press reported at the time.

    This is a joke? To punish him, the judge asked him to do a leisure activity ?? !!!

    It’s been 312 hours of leisure.

    $87,000/312h = $280/h

    And meanwhile, there are people who spend years in jail for pickpocketing.

    The judges also, they will have to be punished for their class complacency.

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