Veritas? Harvard whacked with fourth academic fraud scandal as prestige questioned

A top neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School has been accused of falsifying data and plagiarizing images in 21 separate papers, marking the latest episode in Harvard’s season of academic scandal.

Neuroscientist Khalid Shah, who is the vice chairman of research in the department of neurosurgery at Harvard teaching hospital Brigham and Women’s Hospital, allegedly manipulated data and plagiarized images in research papers, according to the Harvard Crimson.

Data manipulation expert Elizabeth M. Bik shared an analysis with the school’s newspaper claiming to show data falsification on 44 occasions in Shah’s work from 2001 to 2023. Those allegations were subsequently reviewed by Vanderbilt University Medical Center neurology professor Matthew S. Schrag and Image Data Integrity, a consultation service that identifies data manipulation in images used for biomedical research.

Schrag and Mike Rossner, the president of Image Data Integrity, both told
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