The cost of retractions, another fascinating charlatan and Mt Holyoke, but not Smith, does the right thing

Tracy Vance reported in the Scientist (Monday, 9/8)) on the cost of retractions.  They can reduce related citations and impact on future funding.  Best to do it right in the first place.  Even unintentional errors can cost.

From Morning Break Medpage Today (Wednesday, 9/10) Anoop Shankar, who held an endowed chair at the West Virginia University School of Public Health, co-author of two papers in JAMA, and collaborator on a third has been discredited for falsifying PhD, membership in the Royal College of Physicians, and MD credentials, NBC News reported.  The NBC news item is well-worth the read.  This fellow is absolutely amazing with his chutzpa.  He is as fascinating (and dismaying) as Frank Abagnale, the hero (?) of “Catch Me If You Can”.  Will Shankar continue to surface in scientific circles?  How can administrators, college and university presidents and the like, be so gullible?

Smart Brief for Higher Education reported that Mt Holyoke accepts transgender (self-identified) women, but, alas, following the links, Smith does not — but I am sure will in the future.

Posted in discrimination and harassment, ethical concerns, fraud, news item, retractions
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