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Junior doctor is suspended for citing colleagues on falsified research without their knowledge

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1054 (Published 23 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1054
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A junior doctor who cited her senior colleagues without their knowledge as coauthors in papers that were later retracted for faulty or fabricated data has been suspended for 12 months by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester.

Gemina Doolub was working in cardiology for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust in 2013 when she submitted a research paper to ISRN Cardiology1 and a research abstract to the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.2

In the research paper, submitted in or around February 2013, she cited Erica Dall’Armellina, a clinical research fellow at the John Radcliffe Hospital, as a coauthor, fabricating an email address for her. Neither Dall’Armellina nor …

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