Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Researchers fake AIDS study data
THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 5 Dec 03 | By Robert Stacy McCain

Posted on 12/05/2003 6:22:51 AM PST by .cnI redruM

Edited on 07/12/2004 4:11:02 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Three Maryland researchers have admitted fabricating interviews with teenagers for a study on AIDS prevention that received more than $1 million in federal funds.

Lajuane Woodard, Sheila Blackwell and Khalilah Creek were employed by the University of Maryland at Baltimore's department of pediatrics as researchers on the study, funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


(Excerpt) Read more at washtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: aids; biofraud; grids; hiv; homosexualagenda; junkscience; researchfraud
I somehow don't believe we'll be curing or preventing HIV with fake scientific data. The modern American University is a corrupt and amoral joke.
1 posted on 12/05/2003 6:22:51 AM PST by .cnI redruM
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: .cnI redruM
Further proof that promiscuous sex can be "safe" is a lie.
2 posted on 12/05/2003 6:28:17 AM PST by almcbean
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: .cnI redruM
I somehow don't believe we'll be curing or preventing HIV with fake scientific data. The modern American University is a corrupt and amoral joke.

This can't be. Only evil corporations fake scientific data to bolster their agenda.

3 posted on 12/05/2003 6:33:49 AM PST by The_Victor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: .cnI redruM
"Science should have oversight from Congress but it ought not to be at the level of specific grants," Dr. Drazen told United Press International.

"You just give us the money...we'll decide what to do with it!!!"

4 posted on 12/05/2003 6:38:00 AM PST by Onelifetogive
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: almcbean
I suspect the good California congressman was defensive because his state benefitted from such bizarre grants. NIH gave several million to study the effects of methaine (sp?) gas emissions produced by dairy cows. Anyone who has driven through central California can tell you the effects...it makes you plug your nose! DUH!
5 posted on 12/05/2003 6:40:26 AM PST by Augustinefan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: .cnI redruM
I'm sorry, but I don't think that ANYONE with a name like: "Lajuane or Khalilah" would have the "mind-set" to be a serious researcher in anything.

Parents that would name their kids like that normally would NOT be the type that would be encouraging their children towards scholarly endeavours, but revolutionary racial conflict instead.

.
6 posted on 12/05/2003 6:40:42 AM PST by steplock (www.FOCUS.GOHOTSPRINGS.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Onelifetogive
Exactly. Universities view modern society as a life support system for a walking ATM card. They should become truely private. They already behave like corporations.
7 posted on 12/05/2003 6:41:10 AM PST by .cnI redruM ( "The American people would rather reach for the stars than reach for excuses why we shouldn't." -)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: .cnI redruM
"Science should have oversight from Congress but it ought not to be at the level of specific grants," Dr. Drazen told United Press International.

So at what level, I wonder, should that oversight begin? Maybe if the fraudulent universities had to pay the grant money back there would be better provision for researcher oversight before results were published.
8 posted on 12/05/2003 6:41:17 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: The_Victor
Where do you think evil corporations get their unethical scumbags from?
9 posted on 12/05/2003 6:42:06 AM PST by .cnI redruM ( "The American people would rather reach for the stars than reach for excuses why we shouldn't." -)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: AD from SpringBay
That would be an interesting concept.
10 posted on 12/05/2003 6:42:33 AM PST by .cnI redruM ( "The American people would rather reach for the stars than reach for excuses why we shouldn't." -)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: .cnI redruM
When can we expect them to repay the money they stole?
11 posted on 12/05/2003 6:45:09 AM PST by mtbopfuyn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: .cnI redruM
More recently, the New England Journal of Medicine denounced congressional probes of research grants. Such scrutiny risks turning sex research into a "political football," warned the journal's editor, Dr. Jeffrey Drazen.

No, giving government grants to sex research automatically makes it a political football. Let's see what we can learn from some real sex research, like the Kinsey report...oops, that's been exposed as a fraud too.

12 posted on 12/05/2003 6:46:56 AM PST by aardvark1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: .cnI redruM
Where do you think evil corporations get their unethical scumbags from?

The same place that government funded research institutions get theirs from.

13 posted on 12/05/2003 6:51:30 AM PST by The_Victor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: .cnI redruM
This type of fraud is more common than not because of liberal admission policies of PC colleges.
14 posted on 12/05/2003 6:53:35 AM PST by vetvetdoug
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: The_Victor
Our current joke of a university system is a threat to American global preeminence.
15 posted on 12/05/2003 6:56:40 AM PST by .cnI redruM ( "The American people would rather reach for the stars than reach for excuses why we shouldn't." -)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: vetvetdoug
Very true. Once they stopped admitting or grading based upon merit, they had no basis by which to apply or enforce any standards.
16 posted on 12/05/2003 6:57:42 AM PST by .cnI redruM ( "The American people would rather reach for the stars than reach for excuses why we shouldn't." -)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: .cnI redruM
um... that's probably the objective.
17 posted on 12/05/2003 8:18:39 AM PST by King Prout (...he took a face from the ancient gallery, then he... walked on down the hall....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: scripter; ArGee
Ping
18 posted on 12/05/2003 9:01:32 AM PST by EdReform (Support Free Republic - Become a Monthly Donor)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: .cnI redruM; *Homosexual Agenda; EdReform; scripter; GrandMoM; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; ...
Bump and ping.

"This scandal underscores the need for oversight of all federal programs — even NIH — to ensure taxpayer dollars are not misspent and science is not manipulated," the congressman said.

I'm for more responsible spending myself. Will oversight of all federal programs come back to bite us someday?

19 posted on 12/05/2003 9:47:32 AM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: .cnI redruM
But...but...isn't throwing more federal dollars at AIDS going to stop the problem? (/sarcasm off)
20 posted on 12/05/2003 9:49:05 AM PST by Ciexyz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ciexyz
Would wiping my butt w/ a C-note make my s--- smell like rosewater?
21 posted on 12/05/2003 10:19:14 AM PST by .cnI redruM ( l = w + w. Two wrongs equal a left.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: scripter
Oversight without consequence is a waste of time and even more money. We need NOAA, NASA or NIH to pull the grants and start blacklisting schools that have chronic issues with ethics. If they lie, cheat and steal, they don't get federal research funds.
22 posted on 12/05/2003 10:21:08 AM PST by .cnI redruM ( l = w + w. Two wrongs equal a left.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: .cnI redruM
Oversight without consequence is a waste of time and even more money.

I completely agree. I asked the question as there are folks I respect who don't believe it's a good idea, but when fraud happens we need some sort of accountability. For fraud, as someone hinted at, perhaps it should be required that the money is repaid, no further research funds are granted and perhaps charges are levied.

23 posted on 12/05/2003 10:29:09 AM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: scripter
Accountability, ironically, has become sort of a weasel word. I'm amazed at how many accountable people never seem to have anything bad happen to them after egregious misdeeds.

What we really need is f----- feudal punishment. Bad consequences should dwell in synonymy with bad actions. If the dog craps on the rug, rub Fido's nose in it.
24 posted on 12/05/2003 10:36:55 AM PST by .cnI redruM ( l = w + w. Two wrongs equal a left.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: .cnI redruM
"The modern American University is a corrupt and amoral joke."

Because of a few AIDs studies? Please.. Reserve judgement until you consider the immense amount of good born of the efforts of university researchers. I am one myself.
25 posted on 12/05/2003 6:05:15 PM PST by fiscally_right
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson