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University of Toronto researcher resigns over “systematic” data fraud

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6097 (Published 12 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6097
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. 1Montreal

The medical journal JAMA is considering retracting an article after an investigation found “unequivocal evidence of systematic data manipulation” by the lead author, Sophie Jamal, an acclaimed Canadian endocrinologist.

In September Jamal resigned her associate professorship at the University of Toronto and gave up her clinical privileges and posts at the city’s Women’s College Hospital, where she had been research director of the Centre for Osteoporosis and Bone Health and the division head of endocrinology and metabolism.

Jamal has also stood down as co-director of the Toronto centre for the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study, Canada’s largest ever study on osteoporosis, which is following almost 10 000 women. She has taken …

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