Kan. Prof Sues, Alleges KUMC Misused Grant Funds

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A professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine has sued the school, claiming it retaliated against him for complaining about misappropriation of research grants.

Curtis Klaassen contends in a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Kansas that the school stripped him of his position as principal investigator on research projects and placed him on administrative leave. The suit contends the school also fired most of his research assistants and killed important laboratory animals.

Klaassen said Friday that the university ruined his reputation and interfered with the education of his students.

In addition to the University of Kansas, the lawsuit also names the Kansas Board of Regents and several university officials.

Board of Regents and university officials did not immediately respond to phone and email messages.

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