Bloomberg Law
April 19, 2019, 9:10 PM

MD Anderson Chinese Researchers Out Over Foreign Influence

Jeannie Baumann
Jeannie Baumann

MD Anderson cancer center’s swift action in removing scientists accused of violating research confidentiality requirements should serve as a model for handling foreign threats to U.S. innovation, the NIH said.

The Houston-based health-care giant started the process of firing three tenured faculty scientists, who originally hailed from China, after an internal investigation found they failed to disclose payments from foreign governments and shared confidential information submitted by scientists seeking grant funding. Two of the faculty members elected to resign in the early stages of the termination process and one process is ongoing, MD Anderson said in a statement provided to ...

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