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Researcher sues Pitt for wrongful termination following alleged monkey escape

A lawsuit filed in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas alleges a Pitt researcher was fired after she reported safety violations. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By Salina Pressimone and John Hamilton | The Pitt News Staff

January 31, 2018

A former Pitt researcher is suing the University of Pittsburgh, alleging she was wrongfully terminated after reporting the escapes of an infected lab monkey and rabbit in 2016. In a lawsuit filed Jan. 15, 2018, in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Kelly Stefano Cole — a former immunolo...

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