Northwestern University to Pay $2.9M to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Over Cancer Research Funds

Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., has agreed to pay a settlement of $2.9 million to be released from False Claims Act allegations over the use of cancer research grant funds, according to a Lexology report.

The suit claimed Northwestern and some of the university's researchers submitted improper claims involving the use of National Institute of Health grants and other federal grant funds that did not meet government guidelines, according to the report.

The suit was instigated by whistle-blower Melissa Theis, a former purchasing coordinator in hematology and oncology at Northwestern School of Medicine, according to the report.

Northwestern did not admit liability in the settlement, according to the report.

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