Determination Concerning a Petition To Add a Class of Employees to the Special Exposure Cohort, 59626 [2017-27039]

Download as PDF 59626 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 240 / Friday, December 15, 2017 / Notices or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Amy McNulty, Acting Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of the Secretary Findings of Research Misconduct Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2017–27013 Filed 12–14–17; 8:45 am] ACTION: BILLING CODE 4165–15–P Findings of research misconduct have been made on the part of Matthew Endo, former graduate student, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign. The questioned research was supported by National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grant R01 GM080436. The administrative actions, including three (3) years of supervision, which are implemented beginning on November 16, 2017, are detailed below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wanda K. Jones, Dr.P.H., Interim Director, Office of Research Integrity, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 750, Rockville, MD 20852, (240) 453–8200. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) has taken final action in the following case: Matthew Endo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Based on the Respondent’s admission, an assessment conducted by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and analysis conducted by ORI in its oversight review, ORI found that Mr. Matthew Endo, a former graduate student, Department of Chemistry, UIUC, engaged in research misconduct in research supported by National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), grant R01 GM080436. ORI found that Respondent engaged in research misconduct by intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing false data to be recorded, falsifying and/or fabricating data and related images by alteration and/or reuse and/or relabeling of experimental data, and reporting falsified and/or fabricated data in one (1) manuscript subsequently submitted for publication: • ‘‘Amphotericin primarily kills human cells by binding and extracting cholesterol.’’ Submitted for publication to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [withdrawn prior to peer review] (hereafter referred to as ‘‘Manuscript 1’’) SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Determination Concerning a Petition To Add a Class of Employees to the Special Exposure Cohort National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. HHS gives notice of a determination concerning a petition to add a class of employees from the Carborundum Company, in Niagara Falls, New York, to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 (EEOICPA). SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stuart L. Hinnefeld, Director, Division of Compensation Analysis and Support, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS C–46, Cincinnati, OH 45226–1938, Telephone 1–877–222–7570. Information requests can also be submitted by email to DCAS@CDC.GOV. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: [42 U.S.C.7384q]. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES On November 16, 2017, the Acting Secretary of HHS determined that the following class of employees does not meet the statutory criteria for addition to the SEC as authorized under EEOICPA: All employees who worked in any area of the Carborundum Company facility on Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, New York, from January 1, 1943, through December 31, 1976. John Howard, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2017–27039 Filed 12–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–19–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:42 Dec 14, 2017 Jkt 244001 Specifically, ORI found that: • In Manuscript 1, Respondent caused falsified and/or fabricated results to PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 be recorded by knowingly requesting biological testing of a mixture of compounds that he falsely claimed to be a single compound • In Manuscript 1, Respondent falsified and/or fabricated the results on page S26 of the Supporting Information by modifying the HPLC trace through peak erasure to make the preparation of C35deOAmB appear more pure than in the actual results of experimentation • In Manuscript 1, Respondent falsified and/or fabricated the results of Surface Plasmon Resonance data on page S7 of the Supporting Information to make the error bars smaller than the actual results of experimentation • In Manuscript 1, Respondent falsified and/or fabricated the results of a WST08 Cell Proliferation Assay on page S32 of the Supporting Information by falsely claiming to run the reaction in triplicate when it was only performed in duplicate • In correspondence with his advisor, Respondent falsified and/or fabricated the results of the preparation of putative C2deoAmB where Respondent modified and relabeled a HPLC trace and relabeled an NMR spectrum to falsely claim characterization, purity, and identification of sample that was sent for biological assay Mr. Endo entered into a Voluntary Settlement Agreement and voluntarily agreed for a period of three (3) years, beginning on November 16, 2017: (1) To have his research supervised; Respondent agreed to ensure that prior to the submission of an application for PHS support for a research project on which Respondent’s participation is proposed and prior to Respondent’s participation in any capacity on PHSsupported research, the institution employing him must submit a plan for supervision of Respondent’s duties to ORI for approval; the plan for supervision must be designed to ensure the scientific integrity of Respondent’s research contribution; Respondent agreed that he will not participate in any PHS-supported research until a plan for supervision is submitted and approved by ORI; (2) that any institution employing him must submit in conjunction with each application for PHS funds, or report, manuscript, or abstract involving PHS supported research in which Respondent is involved, a certification to ORI that the data provided by Respondent are based on actual experiments or are otherwise legitimately derived and that the data, procedures, and methodology are E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Determination Concerning a Petition To Add a Class of Employees 
to the Special Exposure Cohort

AGENCY: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and 
Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: HHS gives notice of a determination concerning a petition to 
add a class of employees from the Carborundum Company, in Niagara 
Falls, New York, to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under the Energy 
Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 
(EEOICPA).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stuart L. Hinnefeld, Director, 
Division of Compensation Analysis and Support, National Institute for 
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS C-46, 
Cincinnati, OH 45226-1938, Telephone 1-877-222-7570. Information 
requests can also be submitted by email to [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

    Authority:  [42 U.S.C.7384q].

    On November 16, 2017, the Acting Secretary of HHS determined that 
the following class of employees does not meet the statutory criteria 
for addition to the SEC as authorized under EEOICPA:

    All employees who worked in any area of the Carborundum Company 
facility on Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, New York, from January 1, 
1943, through December 31, 1976.

John Howard,
Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2017-27039 Filed 12-14-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4163-19-P