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Professor is replaced as lead scientist while GMC investigates his research

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 27 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1416

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  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    The British neurologist Simon Shorvon, who was dismissed three months ago as director of Singapore's National Neuroscience Institute, has been temporarily replaced as the lead scientist responsible for using a Medical Research Council grant to University College London (UCL).

    Professor Shorvon left Singapore immediately after being found by his employer, the National Healthcare Group, to have breached ethical guidelines in his research there (19 April, p 839).

    He returned to his former post at UCL's Institute of Neurology, where he oversaw a cooperative group that received a grant from the council. He also supervised career training awards from the council.

    A spokeswoman for the council said: “The lead responsibility for the cooperative group has …

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