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There are certain celebrated American university professors….

… who cannot seem to keep their names out of the papers.

Their universities continue to praise them to the skies — see here, here, and here — and yet the New York Times and various United States senators and various university colleagues are constantly writing in very negative terms about these guys, sending them angry letters, suggesting they’re corrupt and destructive…

Biederman, Nemeroff, and Zdeblick aren’t the only controversial high-profile medical school professors in America; but no other professors have been so enduringly under attack – for conflict of interest, for suppression of negative evidence, for personal greed – by the media, professional organizations, and Congress. All three men, for years and years and years, have been accused of serious misbehavior. Their names are always in the papers, and always for the wrong reasons.

Zdeblick is -for the umpteenth time – in today’s headlines.

When does a university decide that a prominent, grants-getting, journal-editing, mover-shaker on its faculty has become so compromised that he or she should go? Emory University let Nemeroff go, but the University of Miami immediately panted after him, and has worshipfully adored him ever since… I mean, you have to wonder: Do the leaders of these universities even know they have a problem?

Margaret Soltan, June 22, 2011 9:53AM
Posted in: conflict of interest

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  1. University Diaries » Spinal Tap Says:

    […] our old friend Thomas Zdeblick, object of a federal investigation into his remarkably lucrative relationship with Medtronic. […]

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