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Fired Researcher Is Rehired and Refired

Science  18 Feb 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5456, pp. 1183-1184
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5456.1183a

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A bitter and long-running dispute at the University of Arizona (UA) over the firing of a senior biomedical researcher for scientific misconduct has taken a strange new turn. On 4 February, UA president Peter Likins reinstated former Regents Professor Marguerite Kay, an expert on the immune system and Alzheimer's disease. But, on the same day, Likins notified Kay that she was being dismissed again and he barred her from the campus.