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US vaccine researcher is jailed for fraud

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3651 (Published 03 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3651
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

A vaccine researcher in the United States who admitted to fabricating and falsifying HIV vaccine research results has been sentenced to 57 months in prison and ordered to repay $7.2m (£4.6m; €6.5m) to the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), which funded much of his work.

The researcher, Dong-Pyou Han, pleaded guilty to the charges earlier this year. At the time of the fraud Han was a research assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Services at Iowa State University of Science and Technology in Ames, Iowa.

An investigation conducted …

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