1. Guest, 'News in Brief' for the week beginning 17th February 2020 - click here.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Welcome! To read the Core Purpose and Values of our forum, click here.
    Dismiss Notice

The Stanford Daily: Stanford Medicine professor (José Montoya) fired for violating University rules of conduct (june 2019)

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Eagles, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Eagles

    Eagles Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    163
    Likes Received:
    2,536
    The Stanford Daily: Stanford Medicine professor fired for violating University rules of conduct

    https://www.stanforddaily.com/2019/...ed-for-violating-university-rules-of-conduct/

    by Elena Shao — June 3, 2019

    Jose Montoya, previously a professor at the Stanford University Medical Center, was “relieved of all University duties — clinical, research, or otherwise” on Thursday, May 30, according to an email sent that morning by Stanford Medicine’s Infectious Diseases Division Chief Upinder Singh to all division employees…
     
    Hutan, shak8, DokaGirl and 13 others like this.
  2. adambeyoncelowe

    adambeyoncelowe Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    1,924
    Likes Received:
    13,373
    Oh dear.
     
    Keebird, Hutan, shak8 and 9 others like this.
  3. Kalliope

    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    2,621
    Likes Received:
    26,795
    Location:
    Norway
    Does anyone know anything more? This sounds pretty bad..
     
    shak8, DokaGirl, Lisa108 and 4 others like this.
  4. strategist

    strategist Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    2,387
    Likes Received:
    23,273
    Hard to believe. He always came across as warm and caring.
     
    DokaGirl, Aroa, Zombie Lurker and 8 others like this.
  5. chrisb

    chrisb Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    2,371
    Likes Received:
    15,739
    One trusts that the University has plans for the continued management of their "ME/CFS Initiative". Or is the problem within the unit?

    It is worrying how someone's name can be effectively blackened, when not even the charges are made public.
     
    alktipping, DokaGirl, MEMarge and 2 others like this.
  6. TiredSam

    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    7,323
    Likes Received:
    35,529
    Location:
    Germany
    So on that basis it doesn't look like he's been accused of scientific misconduct, but another kind of matter.

    ETA:

    Looks like it's well beyond the charges stage, the investigation has been completed and a decision made.
     
  7. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    19,901
    Likes Received:
    102,479
    Location:
    UK
    Given that the situation is likely to involve individuals whose privacy needs to be protected, I think we need to avoid speculating about reasons.

    It is sad to see this. I hope the work on ME will continue.
     
  8. strategist

    strategist Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    2,387
    Likes Received:
    23,273
    I would like to know if it had anything to do with his views on ME/CFS. It could be a point of personal conflict.
     
    DokaGirl, rvallee and ukxmrv like this.
  9. Michiel Tack

    Michiel Tack Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    1,512
    Likes Received:
    14,069
    Location:
    Belgium
    Very sad news.
     
    Hutan, shak8, DokaGirl and 4 others like this.
  10. chrisb

    chrisb Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    2,371
    Likes Received:
    15,739
    Does anyone know what sort of funds the ME/CFS Initiative had, and the extent to which these were at Montoya's discretion. As he will be unable to continue his lines of research will they automatically cease? It looks as if he "was" the unit and it is hard to see how it could continue in his absence. What happens to any reserves of funds, do they revert to the donors, or are they applied to other work?
     
  11. EzzieD

    EzzieD Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    2,858
    Location:
    UK
    That's the impression I had of him too. Am truly shocked and saddened. Hopefully there will be more of an explanation soon.
     
    DokaGirl, strategist, MeSci and 4 others like this.
  12. Barry

    Barry Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    5,319
    Likes Received:
    34,758
    There may not be. As @Trish says, there will likely be other individual(s) privacy concerns to consider.
     
    DokaGirl, ladycatlover and Chezboo like this.
  13. JES

    JES Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    887
    I wonder if there is some curse on ME/CFS. Not only can't it be treated, but once we manage to get a researcher working in the field, they will run in trouble either by their own or through circumstances. First the Mikovits debacle, the Lipkin lawsuit, now this... If I was a believer in conspiracy theories, I'd be inclined to think some higher instance or power controlling our universe has made it clear they don't want ME/CFS cured.
     
    Keebird, andypants, DokaGirl and 5 others like this.
  14. TiredSam

    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    7,323
    Likes Received:
    35,529
    Location:
    Germany
    Blimey, looks like we'll have to add "find out how to break a curse" to our list of things to do. One for EC perhaps if she feels like doing something useful for a change.
     
    2kidswithME, obeat, Keebird and 19 others like this.
  15. Chezboo

    Chezboo Established Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    261
    Normally I might consider myself to be a bit paranoid, so you know, situation normal.
     
  16. Sunshine3

    Sunshine3 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    614
    Likes Received:
    4,392
    At least it's not Dr. Davis, Hanson or Derya Utumaz....
     
    DokaGirl likes this.
  17. duncan

    duncan Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    872
    Likes Received:
    3,316
    It's still early, although I've been told it's later than I think.
     
    obeat, DokaGirl and chrisb like this.
  18. petrichor

    petrichor Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    412
    This is extremely unexpected
     
    DokaGirl, MEMarge and Ron like this.
  19. Ron

    Ron Established Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    742
    He had three research papers due out. I've been seeing Dr. Montoya the last seven years. This is a big loss.
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2019
  20. Sunshine3

    Sunshine3 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Messages:
    614
    Likes Received:
    4,392
    Well surely someone else can step in, there has to be more than him in his lab. He's hardly a total lone wolf. I'm hoping someone will be able to publish his papers. But then what do I know either... Just hoping.
     
    DokaGirl, MEMarge and Aroa like this.

Share This Page