Jay D. Amsterdam: The Paroxetine 352 Bipolar Study Ethical Conduct


17. Attachment T (Letter to the Office of Research Integrity – Lawyer’s letter excerpt)


        On June 29, 2001, Dr. Amsterdam received a formal letter from Dr. Rickels stating that Dr. Gyulai had returned part-time from sick leave and he intended to speak with Dr. Gyulai concerning "this unfortunate situation ... today." (Attachment T.)



Attachment T





Karl Rickels, M.D.

Stuart and Emily B. H. Mudd Professor


University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Chief, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Section Department of Psychiatry


June 29, 2001


Jay D. Amsterdam, M.D.

Professor, Director,

Depression Research Unit,

Mood and Anxiety Disorders Section Department of Psychiatry University of Pennsylvania


RE: SKB       PAR-29060/


Dear Jay,


Laszlo Gyulai has now returned part-time from his sick leave, and I want to assure you that I will discuss this unfortunate situation with him today. I am sorry that this situation has developed this far, and I can assure you that the problem is of concern to me. I hope, sincerely, that this matter can be resolved between you and Laszlo in a collegiate matter.


Best regards,


Karl Rickels, M.D.


cc: Dwight L. Evans, M.D.

Laszlo Gyulai, M.D.




3535 Market Street • Suite 670 • Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309 ¦ Tel: 215-746-6417 • Fax: 215-746-6551 • Email:   krickels@mail.med.upenn.edu


November 25, 2021