NIH $ frozen amid conflict probe

An Emory University psychiatrist under investigation by a Senate committee for allegedly failing to disclose more than a million dollars in pharmaceutical company pay has stepped down as principal investigator on a $9.3 million National Institutes of Health research grant. The researcher, Charles Nemeroff, is the linkurl:second;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/54935/ scientist who has recently stepped down from an NIH grant amid Senate scrutiny of undisclosed conflicts of interest. Ac

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Oct 13, 2008
An Emory University psychiatrist under investigation by a Senate committee for allegedly failing to disclose more than a million dollars in pharmaceutical company pay has stepped down as principal investigator on a $9.3 million National Institutes of Health research grant. The researcher, Charles Nemeroff, is the linkurl:second;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/54935/ scientist who has recently stepped down from an NIH grant amid Senate scrutiny of undisclosed conflicts of interest. According to Ron Sauder, an Emory spokesperson interviewed by the linkurl:__Atlanta Journal-Constitution__,;http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/dekalb/stories/2008/10/14/nemeroff_emory_funds.html the NIH will withhold the remainder of funding on the five-year grant - which began in July 2006 - "pending resolution of outstanding issues relating to conflict of interest procedures." Nemeroff linkurl:resigned;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/55072/ his chairmanship of Emory's psychiatry department on October 3 as the university launched its own investigation into his apparent failure to disclose industry ties. The NIH is now requiring the university's Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and all Emory researchers hoping...

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