Danish neuroscientist Penkowa, found guilty of misconduct, reappears as Scientology group headliner
Milena Penkowa, the Danish neuroscientist who has had four papers retracted and was found to have committed misconduct, is in the news again, this time for speaking at a museum exhibition by a Scientology-founded group.
was established in 1969 in the United States of the Church of Scientology and psychiatry professor Thomas Szasz, the world’s most famous psychiatry critics, and in 1972 in Sweden, to investigate and expose abuses of human rights in mental health care and to clean up the field of mental healing.
As the Swedish Dagens Medicin newspaper reported (via Google Translate):
The exhibition was opened with a keynote speech by Milena Penkowa from Denmark. She is presented in Scientology’s press release as “physician and professor of neurology.” But she is actually an ex-professor and it is in my opinion fitting that just Penkowa inaugurates an exhibition that is more fantasy than fact.
It’s unclear whether Penkowa has had a long-term relationship with the group. According to her site, Penkowa is now working as a health navigator, offering to connect people with doctors who will provide second opinions.