Jul. 22, 2014 4:25 pm
Question
Welcome!
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Researcher charged in major HIV vaccine fraud case

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 6:12 pm | Updated: 9:24 pm, Tue Jun 24, 2014.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Responding to a major case of research misconduct, federal prosecutors are taking a rare step by filing charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data while researching an HIV vaccine.

Authorities say former Iowa State University laboratory manager Dong-Pyou Han has confessed to manipulating data that helped his team get millions in grants and increased hopes of a major breakthrough in AIDS research.

Experts say the misconduct was particularly brazen, and charges are rare in part because less money is usually involved. The National Institutes of Health is reviewing the case's impact on research it funds.

Han resigned from the university last fall. He was indicted last week and could face prison time if convicted. He's free on bond but didn't respond to a message seeking comment Tuesday.

© 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.