Amid trade wars, the U.S. waged another battle with China this year over intellectual property being developed at major medical centers and research institutions.
In November, The New York Times reported the NIH and FBI were investigating 180 individual cases of alleged theft of biomedical research funded by the U.S. government. The cases primarily involved Chinese or Chinese American researchers, and they spanned 71 major medical centers and research institutions. At least a dozen scientists were fired or resigned at the time of The New York Times report. Read more on the report here.
Becker’s covered the stories of 10 researchers and leaders who left academic medical jobs in 2019: