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Psychologist wins damages over theft of research

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7107.501a (Published 30 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:501
  1. Fred B Charatan
  1. Florida

    A psychologist has won $1.67m (£1m) in damages from the University of Michigan after another researcher at the university falsely claimed her research as her own. The civil suit, which began in 1990, is believed to be the largest ever won by a scientist against a university in a professional misconduct case.

    In 1986 Dr Carolyn Phinney, a psychologist specialising in personality and cognitive psychology, was invited to consult part time at …

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