Mayo Clinic mankatoro’s clinical research director admits a “misleading” study that misstated the results of a COVID investigation in a paper published in the Mayo Clinic journal.
John R. Giannakopoulos, the Mayo professor who conducted the study, has admitted that he failed to report that the Mayo research was not funded by a state-sponsored research program, according to the Associated Press.
The AP report cites the Mayo Journal of Clinical Practice, which is a publication of the Mayo Hospital and its affiliated institutions.
The journal’s publisher is The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Giannakopolous was appointed to the position in December 2016.
The report did not say how much he made from the Mayo study, which included a study of COVID infection in patients with mild to moderate asthma, according the AP.
The Mayo Clinic is one of the largest in the United States, with about 1,300 staff.
The Mayo Clinic’s health department says its primary purpose is to provide primary care services, including asthma, bronchitis, allergies, gastroenteritis and obesity.
Giannopoulos said the Mayo studies did not involve any state or federal funds.
“I’m not in the business of hiding the results,” he said.