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UCLA female faculty faced 'demeaning' mistreatment, probe finds
UCLA female faculty faced 'demeaning' mistreatment, probe finds

Women faculty at UCLA's Alzheimer's disease research center faced "a climate of conflict, tension, hostility and mistrust" for about a decade and were treated in an "unprofessional, demeaning manner," an investigation at the campus medical school has found. The probe upheld long-pressed complaints from three women faculty that they were discriminated against by some men in the department and faced retaliation for reporting breaches in research protocol, Jonathan Hiatt, the vice dean for faculty, said in a letter sent to staff. The result was a significantly negative effect on the center and a working environment that "compromises our research, teaching...