Summary: FINDINGS OF SCIENTIFIC MISCONDUCT
RELEASE DATE: November 12, 2003
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Notice is hereby given that the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) and the Assistant Secretary for
Health have taken final action in the following case:
Craig H. Gelband, Ph.D., University of Florida: Based on the reports of two investigations conducted
by the University of Florida (UF) (UF Reports) and additional analysis conducted by ORI in its
oversight review, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) found that Craig H. Gelband, Ph.D., Associate
Professor, Department of Physiology, College of Medicine at UF, engaged in scientific misconduct in
research. Publications and manuscripts containing the falsified data cited support from National
Institutes of Health (NIH) grants, or falsified data was included in NIH grant applications, as follows:
R29 HL52189-01A2, then R01 HL52189-05, "Regulation of renal vascular cells in hypertension"
R01 HL56921, "AT1 receptor control in chronic hypertension"
F32 HD08496, "Role of MNA V2.3 in uterine contraction"
R01/R37 HL49254, "Ionic & pharmacological regulation of vascular cells"
F32 HL08531, "Hormonal regulation of renal artery ionci currents"
P01 DK41315, "Regulatory mechanism in colonic motility-program project"
R01 HL69034-01, "Mechanisms of cerebral resistance artery constriction."
Specifically, PHS found that: