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October 24, 2014

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UNLV issues warning about phony sex study

A man pretending to be a UNLV student researcher approached a woman and asked her to participate in a phony sex study, prompting school officials to issue a warning Thursday afternoon.

UNLV spokesman Tony Allen said the man said he’s seeking participants to study sexual response using magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI. The school is conducting no such study, Allen said.

No other details about the outcry were provided. Anyone with information about the phony study is urged to call UNLV Police (702) 895-3668.

To check on the legitimacy of a UNLV research project involving human subjects, call UNLV’s Office of Research Integrity-Human Subject at (702) 895-2794.

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