Former SUNY Professor Penalized for Research Misconduct

The federal Office of Research Integrity has found that a former professor at the State University of New York’s Upstate Medical University engaged in research misconduct in articles financed with grants from the National Institutes of Health, including the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. According to a notice to be published on Monday in the Federal Register, Michael W. Miller, a former professor and chair of the university’s department of neuroscience and physiology, used falsified data in four federal grant applications, along with two published papers and one manuscript submitted to a journal for publication. The papers, published in 2007 and 2009, were retracted in January. The former professor has agreed to voluntarily exclude himself from contract work for any government agency for one year, and to have his research supervised for two years afterward. Mr. Miller “neither admits nor denies committing research misconduct,” according to the notice.

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