- USC apologized to UC Santa Diego on Tuesday after it raided the prestigious Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study at UCSD in 2015 and took control of the program’s contracts that were worth ten of millions of dollars and led to a contentious lawsuit.
“USC and Dr. Paul Aisen regret that the manner in which Dr. Aisen and members of the ADCS staff left UC San Diego and brought research assets to USC (and) created disruption to UC San Diego.
“These actions did not align with the standards of ethics and integrity which USC expects of all its faculty, administrators, and staff. USC is committed to, and wants to be known for, ethics, integrity and the pursuit of academic excellence, and it has already implemented sweeping changes to this end.
“These standards will apply to all aspects of University operations, including the recruitment and/or transition of faculty members to or from USC. USC regrets that actions in this case fell short of these standards.”