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Pediatrician is censured for faking data in 10 published papers

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8015 (Published 23 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8015
  1. Clare Dyer
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A former professor of pediatrics who held an endowed chair in diabetes research at the University of Kentucky has been censured by the US Office of Research Integrity (ORI) for research misconduct spanning 10 years.1

Eric J Smart, who held joint appointments as professor of pediatrics and of physiology, resigned from the university last May after an investigation. He faked data in 10 published papers, seven grant applications, one submitted manuscript, and three progress reports, ORI said.

Smart, who held a number of research grants from the National Institutes …

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