Multitude of Misconducts

A database manager stole NIH grant funds, falsified data, and lied about it.

By | February 2, 2012

WIKIMEDIA COMMONS, SAMIR

Calleen Zach, a research assistant and database manager at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, stole research grant funds, forged petty cash receipts, lied to university officials, and falsified subject enrollment numbers in two NIH grant applications, according to a report by the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) published yesterday (February 2).

Zach committed the misconduct in 2008 and 2009, according to the report. Her “intentionally deceptive behavior” constituted a “a lack of trustworthiness,” federal officials wrote, and Zach is now barred from working as a government contractor or serving as an adviser to the Public Health Service for 5 years.

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February 3, 2012

A rather mild punishment!

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Ken Pimple

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February 3, 2012

It may be a mild punishment, but my understanding is that it's about as much as NIH can dole out. There should also be criminal charges, but I suppose that would be handled by the Department of Justice.

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February 3, 2012

A rather mild punishment!

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February 3, 2012

A rather mild punishment!

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February 3, 2012

It may be a mild punishment, but my understanding is that it's about as much as NIH can dole out. There should also be criminal charges, but I suppose that would be handled by the Department of Justice.

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February 3, 2012

It may be a mild punishment, but my understanding is that it's about as much as NIH can dole out. There should also be criminal charges, but I suppose that would be handled by the Department of Justice.

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February 18, 2012

Another graduate of the game theory madness that has taken over this country. Don't expect integrity from scientists when the embrace of the scientific community for game theory (thanks to the Rand Corporation and their "nuclear war is winnable" nutballs) results in the applauding of predatory, exploitative and conscienseless behavior and disdains morality as logic which is "handicapped" by empathy.

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February 18, 2012

Another graduate of the game theory madness that has taken over this country. Don't expect integrity from scientists when the embrace of the scientific community for game theory (thanks to the Rand Corporation and their "nuclear war is winnable" nutballs) results in the applauding of predatory, exploitative and conscienseless behavior and disdains morality as logic which is "handicapped" by empathy.

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February 18, 2012

Another graduate of the game theory madness that has taken over this country. Don't expect integrity from scientists when the embrace of the scientific community for game theory (thanks to the Rand Corporation and their "nuclear war is winnable" nutballs) results in the applauding of predatory, exploitative and conscienseless behavior and disdains morality as logic which is "handicapped" by empathy.

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