NIH GUIDE, Volume 24, Number 29, August 11, 1995

P.T. 34


  Ethics/Values in Science & Technol 

  Grants Administration/Policy+ 

Department of Health and Human Services

Notice is hereby given that the Office of Research Integrity (ORI)

has made final findings of scientific misconduct in the following


John J. Tomasula, Mount Sinai Medical Center: On June 29, 1995, ORI

found that John J. Tomasula, formerly of the Mount Sinai Medical

Center in New York, committed scientific misconduct by falsifying

research involving guanabenz treatment of spinal cord injured cats

reported in a Public Health Service (PHS) grant application.

Additionally, ORI found that Mr. Tomasula had falsified his

credentials on three PHS grant applications in which he claimed to

have a Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University when, in fact, he

had obtained a mail-order degree from Northwestern College of Allied

Sciences in Oklahoma, an unaccredited, now-defunct "institution."

Mr. Tomasula has entered into a Voluntary Exclusion Agreement with

ORI in which he has accepted ORI's finding and has agreed to exclude

himself voluntarily, for the three year period beginning June 29,

1995, from:

(1) applying for or receiving any Federal grant or contract funds;


(2) serving in any advisory capacity to the PHS, including, but not

limited to, service on any PHS advisory committee, board, and/or peer

review committee, or as a consultant.

No scientific publications were required to be corrected as part of

this Agreement.


For further information, contact:


Division of Research Investigations

Office of Research Integrity

5515 Security Lane, Suite 700

Rockville, MD  20852

Telephone:  (301) 443-5330


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