An associate professor of medicine at Duke University falsely claimed to be a Rhodes scholar when applying for grant money, reports The Cancer Letter. Anil Potti, a cancer-genomics researcher, listed a Rhodes scholarship in Australia in his application for funds from the American Cancer Society. The society awarded him $729,000 for research. However, officials of the Rhodes Trust, which manages the prestigious scholarship program, state that they have no record of Dr. Potti’s receiving a scholarship. The scholarships may be used for study only at the University of Oxford, making Dr. Potti’s claim of being a Rhodes scholar in Australia impossible. In an e-mail to The Cancer Letter, Mr. Potti stated that he had been a nominee for the award.