Jay D. Amsterdam: The Paroxetine 352 Bipolar Study Ethical Conduct
16. Attachment S (Letter to the Office of Research Integrity – Lawyer’s letter excerpt)
On Jun 13,2001, Dr. Amsterdam again emailed Dr. Rickels to complain that there had been no resolution of the matter. Dr. Amsterdam wrote: "Before I contact either University officials or the editorial board of [the American Journal of Psychiatry] regarding this egregious behavior, I await your last efforts at resolution of this problem. (Attachment R)
That same day, Dr. Rickels responded that Dr. Gyulai had been ill and that Dr. Amsterdam would be contacted soon. (Attachment S.)
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Date: Wed, 13 Jun 200116:01:59 -0400
To: "Dr. Jay D. Amsterdam" <jamsterd@maiLmed.upenn.edu>
From: "Dr. Karl Rickels" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Am. J Psych paper
Cc: "Dr. Dwight L. Evans, MO" <psych@maiLmed.upenn.edu>
Sorry I have not responded earlier. Dr. Gyulai had a serious operation and is recuperating at home. I will definitely get back to you once Dr. Gyulai is returned to work.
At 12:04 PM 6/13/01 -0400, you wrote:
Months of inactivity and languishing over the issue of the upcoming SKB bipolar study, from which I have been excluded as a principal author, have produced no resolution (satisfactory or otherwise).
The article containing the data stolen from me has now appeared in print in the Am. J Psych 158: 906-912, 2001.
I suppose that the inactivity that I have seen indicates that I must now proceed at other levels regarding the "unacademic" and "un-collegial" behavior of Dr. Gyulai. Before I contact either University officials or the editorial board of Am J. Psych regarding this egregious behavior, I await your last efforts at resolution of this problem.
Jay D. Amsterdam, M.D.
Depression Research Unit
3600 Market Street, 8th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2649
Karl Rickels, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Psychiatry
Mood and Anxiety Disorders Section
3535 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309
November 18, 2021