Thursday, August 8, 2019

United Scientific Group will promulgate the noble research findings

United Scientific Group (USG) "will promulgate the noble research findings ... to make a step-change in the fields of science and technology." Despite such phrasing on the USG website, the address is in Texas ("8105, Suite 12, Rasor Blvd, Plano, TX 75024 USA") and the phone numbers are 408-426-4832 and 844-395-4102. The website lists Sudhakar A Yakkanti as "associate vice president" and Kenneth Blum as "founding president."

Both have substantial academic credentials, but Wikipedia reports that in addition to founding USG, Dr. Blum has sold dietary supplements to treat "reward deficiency syndrome," a term he coined but that has not been validated. The OMICS Group (widely regarded as a predatory publisher and conference organizer) was pleased to appoint him their 200th editor-in-chief. Indded, OMICS called him "the father of Psychiatric Genetics," although Quackwatch has a less grandiose description.) He also keeps busy as an editor for Peerztech (which appointed a dog to one of its editorial boards), Austin Publishing Group, and ScienceForecast, not to mention writing an entire journal for USG devoted to his "reward deficiency syndrome" theory.

To join Dr. Blum at USG, Dr. Yakkanti "resigned his position as Editor-in-Chief .. and as member of other positions held at OMICS Group journals and conferences to pursue a new direction closer to his heart." The press release adds that "Dr. Yakkanti is appreciative of the time he spent with OMICS Group journals ... ."
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  • From: Medpath-2020 (secretary@medpathologyconference.com)
    Date: 6 August 2019 1:11 PM
    Subject: Medpath-2020 Houston
    Good Morning! We request your presence at the International Conference on Medical Pathology (MedPath-2020) which has been scheduled for February 17 - 19, 2020 in Houston, TX, USA. Medpath-2020 is a three-day event specifically designed for the discussion on rapidly evolving global Pathology research and industry. We would like to know the availability of you to share your recent research findings as podium presentation.
    Our Speakers Line-up:
    Gene P. Siegal, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
    Sridevi Devaraj, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
    John Hicks, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Mari Mino-Kenudson, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
    Carl Morrison, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY
    Andy N.D. Nguyen, University of Texas-Houston, Houston, TX
    Herbert Budka, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
    Jun Teruya, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
    Meenakshi B. Bhattacharjee, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX
    Rudolph Castellani, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
    Awaiting your positive response. Thank you.
    Best Regards,
    Ramya Chelikani
    Conference Manager Medpath-2020
  • From: From: MedPath|Houston, TX [secretary@medpathologyconference.com]
    Date: 30 October 2019 8:23 AM
    Subject: Dr. David Kaye: Please Acknowledge
    Dear Dr. David Kaye,
    Good Morning! We tried to reach you several times to know your availability at International Conference on Medical Pathology scheduled for February 17 - 19, 2020 in Houston, TX, USA. We would like to know if you are interested to share your recent research findings as either podium or poster presentation at Medpath-2020. For more details please see: ...
    Note: We support your two nights accommodation at the conference venue hotel: Doubletree by Hilton Houston Intercontinental Airport. As we are planning to finalize scientific program kindly confirm your participation before November 05, 2019. We look forward to hearing back from you soon.
    Best regards,
    Ramya Chelikani
    Conference Manager Medpath-2020
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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for this information on USG. I have several invitations to their NANO conferences in my inbox.

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  2. Thanks for the link about USG:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6856005/

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