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Research Letter
April 21, 2020

Characteristics of Faculty Accused of Academic Sexual Misconduct in the Biomedical and Health Sciences

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
JAMA. 2020;323(15):1503-1505. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.1810

Despite protections mandated in educational environments, unwanted sexual behaviors have been reported in medical training.1-4 Policies to combat such behaviors need to be based on better understanding of the perpetrators. We characterized faculty accused of sexual misconduct resulting in institutional or legal actions that proved or supported guilt at US higher education institutions in the biomedical and health sciences.

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