DR. ALAN R. PRICE

 

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

 

 

 

Dr. Price earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Florida State University in 1964, and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1968, after which he was a postdoctoral fellow in Biochemistry through 1969 at Michigan State University.

 

In 1970, Dr. Price joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Medical School, where he then taught and did research, becoming Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry with tenure.  His research dealt with the enzymology of nucleotide and DNA synthesis in unusual bacterial viruses.

 

In 1978, Dr. Price added research administration to his duties, becoming Assistant Dean for Research in the Medical School.  In 1981, he was appointed Assistant Vice President for Research, and later Acting Associate Vice President for Research, for the University of Michigan.

 

In 1987, Dr. Price decided to gain experience in Federal research administration, moving to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Maryland.  He was the Program Officer for genetics grants for the National Institute of Aging for one year.  Then he became the AIDS Unit Assurance Coordinator in the Office for Protection from Research Risks (OPRR), responsible for protection of human subjects in all Public Health Service (PHS) grants on AIDS research.

 

In 1990, Dr. Price became a Senior Scientist in the Office of Scientific Integrity (OSI) at the NIH, now the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) at the PHS.  He had responsibilities for supervising ORI scientific and professional staff, conducting investigations, approving institutional investigative reports, and developing national policies for PHS grants as they relate to research integrity.  He has presented many seminars and conducted educational workshops dealing with research misconduct and maintaining integrity in biomedical research.  He served in 1991 as OSI Assistant Director.  When OSI became ORI in 1992, he served as Chief of the  Investigations Branch.  He was promoted in 1999 to Acting Director of the Division of Investigative Oversight, and in 2000 to Associate Director for Investigative Oversight of ORI.  He served in the above role as the chief biomedical research fraud investigator for the United States Government, until his retirement in April 2006. 

 

Dr. Price then established a consulting business, Price Research Integrity Consultant Experts (P.R.I.C.E.), in the Hill Country of Lago Vista, Texas, where he continues to consult on research misconduct issues, providing expert advice to counsels and individual complainants/whistleblowers and respondents who have been wrongly charged or wrongly convicted (and works with their attorneys), as well as to institutional officials, including Research Integrity Officers (RIOs), on research misconduct investigations.  He can also serve as an expert on misconduct for inequitable-conduct claims filed with patent-infringement suits. 

 

His institutional clients have included the United States Department of Justice, University of Texas at Austin, University of Pennsylvania, The Johns Hopkins University, Texas State University in San Marcos, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Stanford University, Ohio University, Ohio State University, and Drexel University. 

 

His individual clients have included complainants or wrongly-charged respondents (and/or their attorneys) from the California Institute of Technology, California State University at Los Angeles, City of Hope Medical Center, Cornell University, Duke University Medical Center, Emory University, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, George Washington University, Hampton University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mayo Clinic, Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York, Michigan State University, National Institutes of Health Intramural Program, Northwestern University, The Veterans Administration Medical Centers in Brooklyn and in Eastern Colorado, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Los Angeles, University of California at San Diego, University of Connecticut Health Center, University of Delaware, University of Kentucky, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, University of North Carolina at Charlottesville, University of Pittsburgh, University of Texas at Austin, University of Washington, and Utah State University. 

 

He has also presented invited seminars for faculty and research staff and talked in graduate student courses at the University of Washington Medical School, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, University of Texas at Austin, University of Minnesota, University of Houston, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Massachusetts Society for Medical Research, and the HHS Office of Research Integrity (ORI) Research Integrity Officer (RIO) Boot Camp and the 2013 ORI AT 20 Leadership Conference (see History of ORI paper at Price paper), as well as for a webinar and two publication ethics short-courses for the Council of Science Editors. 

 

                            Contact Dr. Price at:  resmisccons@researchmisconductconsultant.com

 

                            See:  Price Research Integrity Consultant Experts (P.R.I.C.E.).

 

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