Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sisley Termination Story Continues: The Documents

Posted By on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 3:30 PM

In this week's issue we follow-up from where our cover story left off on marijuana/PTSD researcher and UA assistant professor Sue Sisley and her termination from the UA. After going to press, an announcement went out that a group of veterans assembled at the UA College of Medicine in Phoenix and an Arizona Board of Regents meeting on Tuesday, July 2 to demand Sisley be reinstated.

From a press release sent by Sisley's research sponsor, http://www.maps.org/Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, MAPS:

Were it not for the efforts of Dr. Sisley over the last several years, this research for veterans would not exist. MAPS, the non-profit study sponsor, has stated publicly that they will not continue this research at the University of Arizona without Dr. Sisley as the Principal Investigator.

Veterans and other PTSD patients will read letters urging the study to be implemented immediately with Dr. Sisley as Principal Investigator. Veterans will also read the appeal from Dr. Sisley’s legal team and hand-deliver this letter to both:

1) Dr. Stuart Flynn, Dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix at 1:00 pm
2) Eileen Klein, President, Arizona Board of Regents at 2:00 pm



Ricardo Pereyda, the veteran I interviewed for last week's cover, has put together a petition on Change.org.

The petition has collected almost 74,000 signatures and has more than 1,500 to go to reach Pereyda's goal. Each signature send this message to UA President Ann Weaver Hart:

To: Ann Weaver Hart, President, University of Arizona
Arizona Board Of Regents
I am absolutely outraged that the university has elected not to continue Dr. Suzanne Sisley’s academic appointment after September 27th.

I implore you to reverse your decision and support Dr. Sisley’s federally approved research to study use of medical marijuana by veterans with treatment-resistant PTSD.

Renew Dr. Sisley’s academic appointment immediately and provide the physical resources necessary to start this clinical trial. Support the core principle of academic freedom and immediately rectify the unjust, immoral and unpatriotic termination of Dr. Sisley.

Don’t turn your back on Veterans. Conduct the research.
Sincerely,
[Your name]

Here are several documents we promised to post on the Range:

The July 9 letter from the UA to Sisely on her termination

070914SisleyLetter.pdf

The letter from Sisley's research sponsor, MAPS, to the UA

Letter_from_MAPS_to_UA.pdf

Sisley's appeal to the UA

Sisley_Appeal_to_UofA__1_.pdf

The Weekly will continue to follow the story and Sisley's appeal process.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Mari Herreras

  • Editors Note

    Pride in Pride
    • Sep 22, 2016
  • Pride 2016

    Two years after Wingspan shut its doors, its programs grow and continue under the roof of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
    • Sep 22, 2016
  • Get Your Pride On

    10 reasons to celebrate Pride this year
    • Sep 22, 2016
  • More »

Staff Pick

Tucson Pride on Parade

Sun link, 4th ave merchants sky bar and wmrx radio join pride on parade down 4th ave… More

@ John Foley Fri., Sept. 30, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. 1025 North 4th Ave

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Katy Perry: Back At It Again With The Tucson Reference (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Festival Season Is Coming To Tucson (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Weekly Wins Five Writing Awards at AZ Newspaper Association (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Cinema Clips: The Hollars (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Scenes From SAACA Jazz Legends Live (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2016 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation