Bone researcher with lifetime funding ban earns third retraction

A researcher who received a lifetime funding ban for misconduct from a Canadian agency has logged her third retraction, after a re-analysis of her work unveiled “serious inconsistencies.” In July, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) released a report about Sophie Jamal, following an investigation by her former employer, The Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, Canada. … Continue reading Bone researcher with lifetime funding ban earns third retraction

Second retraction for bone researcher with lifetime funding ban

A researcher banned from funding by a Canadian agency for misconduct has earned her second retraction, after a reanalysis uncovered problems with the paper’s conclusions. The retraction follows an investigation by Sophie Jamal‘s former workplace, the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, which has led to a recent retraction of a JAMA paper due to data manipulation, and a lifetime … Continue reading Second retraction for bone researcher with lifetime funding ban

Canada funding agency bans researcher for fraud, and in first, reveals her name

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has banned a bone researcher for life following a finding of misconduct. And in a first, the agency has named her, in their report out today. The case of Sophie Jamal may be familiar to Retraction Watch readers, as we covered it in October of last year following reporting … Continue reading Canada funding agency bans researcher for fraud, and in first, reveals her name

JAMA retracts osteoporosis paper with manipulated data

A JAMA study on an inexpensive treatment for osteoporosis has been retracted because the first author falsified or fabricated data. We’ve been expecting this one: An investigation at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, the bone researcher’s former workplace, had already revealed issues with the paper. An internal memo sent to staff (available in full here) in October explained … Continue reading JAMA retracts osteoporosis paper with manipulated data

Bone researcher manipulated data in JAMA study, says investigation

A bone researcher manipulated data in a 2011 JAMA study about an inexpensive treatment for osteoporosis. That’s the conclusion of an investigation at the researcher’s former workplace, the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, the Toronto Star reports. The study — led and manipulated by Sophie Jamal — followed 243 women over two years, as they applied nitroglycerin ointment once … Continue reading Bone researcher manipulated data in JAMA study, says investigation

Researcher banned from federal Canadian funding after misconduct loses medical license

A once-prominent bone researcher whose career crumbled after allegations of misconduct has lost her medical license in Canada.   The researcher, Abida Sophina “Sophie” Jamal, formerly of the University of Toronto, had been considered a rising star in the international community of osteoporosis researchers, winning awards and collaborating with some of the leading senior investigators … Continue reading Researcher banned from federal Canadian funding after misconduct loses medical license