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Researcher Receives 7-Year Ban for Fake Results

From AAVS American Anti-Vivisection Society
July 2023

This penalty does not erase the unnecessary suffering of the piglets linked to his misconduct.


A former University of Pennsylvania researcher was found guilty of “knowingly and intentionally” falsifying results in reporting the effects of drugs tested on piglets who were purposely given traumatic brain injuries.

According to the U.S. Office of Research Integrity, much of his work appears to have been suspect.

Although William Armstead, Ph.D., who received $7.7 million in National Institutes of Health grants, agreed to a seven-year moratorium on conducting federally funded research, this penalty does not erase the unnecessary suffering linked to his misconduct.

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