SEO Headline (Max 60 characters)

UNC Vice Chancellor for Research Cited for Plagiarism

March 10, 2022

The vice chancellor for research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was cited for plagiarizing a federal grant application for cancer research, the national Office of Research Integrity reported.

Terry Magnuson, a professor of genetics at UNC’s school of medicine, “engaged in research misconduct by intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly plagiarizing text” from three online articles and one published paper, according to the ORI report. The plagiarized text was included in a grant application he submitted last year to the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health.

As part of a voluntary settlement, Magnuson agreed to have his research supervised for approximately two years. During the supervision period, any institution sponsoring him must provide the ORI with certification that his data, procedures and methodology are legitimate and not plagiarized.

Share Article

Susan H. Greenberg

Susan H. Greenberg is a senior editor at Inside Higher Ed. A career journalist and educator, she joined the publication in August 2021 after eight years in Vermont, where she freelanced and taught writing at Middlebury College and Champlain College. Prior to that, she spent 22 years writing and editing for Newsweek magazine, where she covered everything from international affairs to arts and culture. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and River Teeth, among others. She has taught English and journalism at Phillips Academy, where she served as an advisor to the student newspaper. She holds a B.A. in English from Brown University and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia. The mother of three nearly adult children, she is very much enjoying her newly empty nest.

Back to Top