Manipulation, deception, abuse of power, control.
Tobacco Control Experts Are Having A Bad Week
With credentials at stake, two of the top (“self-proclaimed”) experts in the tobacco control world have had their reputations questioned this week. Both
are were highly regarded by each other along with a select group of individuals. Both are under fire.
Both of the accused are presumed innocent until proven guilty, of course, in a court of law.
First and most serious are allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation by Professor Stanton Glantz in California’s University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Within court documents, it shows “in my opinion”, accusations of manipulation of research.
The full court documents, in this case, are available here.
Stan, according to his user profile at UCSF is”the Truth Initiative Distinguished Professor of Tobacco Control”. Well known in the anti-tobacco world, he has been no stranger to controversy over conduct with research in the past.
Christopher Snowden covers that eloquently here:
With the obvious larger issues at hand, and although not charged, Federal Research Misconduct *may, *might, or *could also stem from this case.
Research misconduct is defined as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results.
- Fabrication is making up data or results and recording or reporting them.
- Falsification is manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record.3
- Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person’s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit.
- Research misconduct does not include honest error or differences of opinion.
Manipulation, deception, persuasion, abuse of power, control.
*The reason (not that I need one) I mention the research misconduct above is because of what Lorien says below.
Each time this happens, I hear the (paraphrase) words “a man in his position should know better”. I’d like to re-word that bullshit statement. NO man (or woman) should put themselves IN that position.
I do NOT understand why this is acceptable.
As we are learning, it's entirely too easy for men in his position of power, money & influence to do this.
— Lorien Jollye CAO (@CaeruleanSea) December 7, 2017
I am also waiting for Truth Initiative and UCSF to release a statment.
This world has long been a 24 hour news cycle. Tick. Tock.
*Update 12/8/17: Glantz has made a statement on his blog: Statement regarding litigation filed by Dr. Eunice Neeley:
Seems Stan accidentally deleted his page… could be a glitch…
Below are various sources of the allegations
If you’d like to read more:
This one has court documents within:
*THE Fergus Mason:
*Jim McDonald / Vaping 360
San Francisco Examiner
*Update 12/8/17: Dick Puddlecoat
Sadly, inconsistencies involving UCSF and harassment are known
Second, Emeritus Simon Chapman.
All you need to know is “evidence submitted”…
I covered this below if you’re interested.
I’ll be back with the news this weekend, unless, of course, there’s more.
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