It Remains Unclear When USC Became Aware Of Allegations Against Former Med School Dean
But the Los Angeles Times had been calling officials at the school for more than a year regarding Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito's behavior.
Los Angeles Times:
USC Received More Than A Year Of Questions About Former Medical School Dean's Conduct Before Scandal Broke
Four days after The Times published a story about drug use by the then-dean of USC’s medical school, the university announced it was moving to fire Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito and said it was “outraged and disgusted” by his conduct. USC Provost Michael Quick said the university decided to act because it had been shown “extremely troubling” information that same day about Puliafito’s behavior. Quick provided no details. But he said it was “the first time we saw such information firsthand.” (Pringle, Elmahrek, Hamilton and Parvini, 7/23)