NIH GUIDE, Volume 25, Number 27, August 9, 1996


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



Yahya Abdulahi, Ph.D., Clark Atlanta University:  Based on its review

of a report from the institution and ORI's own analysis, ORI found

that Yahya Abdulahi, former Research Scientist, Department of

Biology, Clark Atlanta University, committed scientific misconduct by

plagiarizing words and concepts from a publication in the "Journal of

Environmental Health" and by misrepresenting data in sections of a

Public Health Service (PHS) grant application.


Specifically, Dr. Abdulahi's grant application contains extensive and

significant plagiarism in the "Description," "Background and

Significance," "Experimental Design and Methods," and "Literature

Cited" sections and contains plagiarism and misrepresentation of data

in the "Preliminary Studies" section.  Dr. Abdulahi's actions were

serious in that (1) the plagiarism involved the use of extensive

sections of a publication without attribution; (2) the materials, as

plagiarized in the grant application, included misrepresented data;

(3) the plagiarism included expropriation of the concept of the study

in the publication; and (4) the plagiarism persisted throughout

important portions of Dr. Abdulahi's grant application.


Dr. Abdulahi has entered into a Voluntary Exclusion Agreement with

ORI in which he has voluntarily agreed, for the three year period

beginning July 16, 1996, to exclude himself from:


(1) any contracting or subcontracting with any agency of the United

States Government and from eligibility for, or involvement in,

nonprocurement transactions (e.g., grants and cooperative agreements)

of the United States Government as defined in 45 C.F.R. Part 76

(Debarment Regulations), and


(2) serving in any advisory capacity to the Public Health Service

(PHS), including but not limited to service on any PHS advisory

committee, board, and/or peer review committee, or as a consultant.


No publications were required to be corrected as part of this





For further information, contact:


Director, Division of Research Investigations

Office of Research Integrity

5515 Security Lane, Suite 700

Rockville, MD  20852

Telephone:  (301) 443-5330



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