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Eric T. Poehlman won acclaim at the Université de Montréal and other schools for his work on obesity and metabolism.
Eric T. Poehlman won acclaim at the Université de Montréal and other schools for his work on obesity and metabolism. (Univ. De Montreal) Univ. De Montreal

Researcher admits fraud in grant data

Ex-Vermont scientist won nearly $3m from US

By Carey Goldberg and Scott Allen
Globe Staff / March 18, 2005

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In the worst case of scientific fakery to come to light in two decades, a top obesity researcher who long worked at the University of Vermont admitted yesterday that he fabricated data in 17 applications for federal grants to make his work seem more promising, helping him win nearly $3 million in government funding. (Full article: 1513 words)

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