After Misconduct Finding, Former U. of MD Pharmacology Professor Debarred for Three Years
In its third misconduct finding this month, the HHS Office of Research Integrity (ORI) concluded that Anil K. Jaiswal, a former professor of pharmacology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, “intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly: (a) used random blank background sections of film or empty boxes to falsely represent or fabricate western blot analyses; (b)used manipulated images to generate and report falsified data in figures; and (c) used mislabeled images to falsely report data in figures.”
According to ORI’s Aug. 14 announcement, Jaiswal’s research misconduct occurred in four funded and six unfunded NIH grants and in six published papers dating back to 2002. Jaiswal agreed to be debarred from involvement, including serving in an advisory capacity, with any federal programs for a period of three years beginning July 21. He also will seek retractions of the two remaining papers that have not yet been pulled by publishers; the other four have already been retracted.