UPDATE 03/16/2022: The story text has been updated to include information from a March 11 campus-wide message from Magnuson.
Terry Magnuson, vice chancellor for research, is resigning from his position at UNC, the University announced Thursday.
Magnuson, along with Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz and Provost Chris Clemens, agreed the decision is "in the best interest of the University," according to a campus-wide email.
The announcement comes after the federal Office of Research Integrity published a report Tuesday stating that Magnuson "engaged in research misconduct by intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly plagiarizing text."
According to the report, he plagiarized in an application to the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health for a grant for cancer research, which was first reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
"Terry accepts responsibility for his mistake and will share more with you about his experience tomorrow," the campus-wide email said.
Magnuson served as the vice chancellor for research for over five years. He also holds membership in the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Magnuson's last day at UNC will be Friday. In the interim, Penny Gordon-Larsen, associate dean for research at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, will serve in the role.