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Norwegian dentist falsified grant

Researcher convicted of fraud reportedly practicing dentistry

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Kerry Grens

Kerry served as The Scientist’s news director until 2021. Before joining The Scientist in 2013, she was a stringer for Reuters Health, the senior health and science reporter at...

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The Office of Research Integrity in the US Department of Health and Human Services reported last week that Jon Sudbø, a Norwegian dental researcher, falsified data in his grant application to the National Cancer Institute. The findings add one more piece of fraud to a career's worth of scientific misconduct."In essence, I don't think he ever wrote a truthful sentence," Anders Ekbom, head of clinical epidemiology at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, told The Scientist.Eckbom chaired an investigation commissioned by the Norwegian Radium Hospital and University of Oslo, both of which hosted Sudbø's research. The investigation reported in June of 2006 that Sudbø's PhD thesis and several subsequent papers contained manipulated data and should be retracted.Last week, the Office of Research Integrity added to this list of charges a figure in a grant application that falsified survival data for patients with oral pre-malignant lesions. Additionally, in a...

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