Saturday, March 28, 2015

"Mr. Kaler needs to take a bow and graciously exit"


Comments on Kaler from the Star Tribune

ljthompson

Okay, so we lied about there having ever been an Attorney General's Office investigation surrounding the Markingson case, Okay, so we lied about there having been a Medical Board investigation of the University, Okay, so we lied about the Hennepin County Court exonerating the University when in fact we hid behind Immunity from being sued, Okay, so we lied about there having been numerous internal IRB investigations that found nothing wrong, Okay, the General Counsels office has spread false information for years surrounding this sad case, .............but today as your University President...I'm standing here telling the truth...oops..I guess that was a misstatement.  Shameful behavior from this university.  When are firings going to be announced ? General Counsels Office must have a few, the department of psychiatry at a minimum must get rid of the chair of the department and obviously Mr. Markingson's study investigator and the study staff if any of them are still around, and then I think Mr. Kaler needs to take a bow and graciously exit.

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markbauer

How many more regents meetings is it going to take to handle the numerous other fiasco''s surrounding the U's psychiatry department.  Watching the live stream yesterday I was very disappointed that they never addressed all of the issues from the state Auditors Report nor the disgusting findings from the Senate Faculty ordered investigation citing the work climate as hostile or fearful for staff working under Schulz or Olson.

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savageman


Why is it when a politician, government work lies it's called a misstatement and when the rest of us don't tell the truth it's called a lie??

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freedubay

Watched a clip of King Kaler on the news last night. He needs to practice on his sincerity.

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bikiester

Thank you Carl Elliott. All of your perseverance and sacrifice made a difference. Your are a Minnesota hero. Perhaps the University can also apologize to you for marginalizing your work and your voice.

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prometheus1

This action is far too little and comes far too late. As someone who has worked in academic research, the problem is NOT the federal regulations for obtaining consent and protecting those enrolled in the studies. The problem is a sense of superiority and entitlement in the power structure, which says the "rules" don't apply to ME and MY important work. MY GOOD INTENTIONS and compassionate FEELINGS trump the outcomes of my actions. This is NOT just a problem at the University of Minnesota...though it is a disproportionate location for it. This is a problem of the arrogance and corruption of power, which runs through all levels of Minnesota society in both government and the private sector. We see the same basic problem ruining the Minnesota Department of Human Services with its inability to come clean about the role its leadership has played in causing massive numbers of patient and staff injuries/deaths while endangering the public by forging blindly ahead with fundamentally flawed policies for the mentally ill. Minnesota's governance organizations refuse to challenge the existing power structure or to hold administrators accountable. Sorry folks...nothing to see here in Lake Wobegon where all the children are above average. The solution, unfortunately, requires more than just the work of the Auditor Nobles. Minnesotans need to seek federal intervention to protect the public from Minnesota's corrupt institutions and their arrogant leadership. Unlike other states I have lived in, Minnesota clearly cannot govern itself.

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dnana2014


They broke the public trust. Coercion happens not only on clinical trials, but in the psychiatric settings where children and adults are given psych meds inappropriately without proper oversight.
Where are the national accreditation and quality review measures that track more than compliance and cursory side effect documentation?  Are these professors going to age out of the University? Get their pensions? And be replaced by their protégés?

Apology accepted. Where is the remuneration? Restoration? Change and vigilance?

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elmore1

Eliminate the program. The U has too many existing problems to deal with. There are plenty of other colleges to pick up the slack.

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charlie55113

Hooray, the U of M has finally been forced to admit what they have denied for a decade, that they lied to and deceived almost everyone that followed this terrible episode.  Ten years later and two independent reviews later the residents of this state (that have been paying their salaries) are finally told some of the truth.  This is actually disgusting.  We need to be able to trust what we are told by the University, and so far regarding this issue and obviously others involving the Department of Psychiatry it's been Schulz-Gate, or Olson-Gate.

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mharmon

Alright, this is a positive first step after 50 negative ones by the University regarding the Markingson case and others.  Step two, fire the chair of the psychiatry department along with the principal investigator that was responsible for this whole scandal.  Clean house once and for all.

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justicestat

Too little, too late. Need bigger, more meaningful reforms, and indictments.

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trapheler

Indictments? Indictments happen when laws are broken. Can you point to a specific law that was broken in this case?

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justicestat

@trapheler Forging HIPAA documents. Failing to get proper consent after protocol change. Photocopying one competency assessment 20 times and changing the names. The PI should have been nailed for all of this. Just fraud in general I guess. Unfortunately, the fda people aren't trained to look for fraud. Just witness consents and drink your coffee.

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orpheus90

Wait. Let me understand: this is for an incident that occurred in 2004? If the regents haven't bothered to notice, it's currently 2015. Beyond the issues going on in Psychiatric Studies, I'd say the U has another scandal here - the utter lack of timeliness in its responsiveness. Eleven years? Yeah, there's a problem all right .... 

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