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M.M. discloses that (1) he is a co-founder and director of the Academic Parity Movement (, a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing academic discrimination, violence and incivility; (2) he is an advisor for and shareholder in Partners in Global Wound Care (PGWC), and a co-founder of and shareholder in NanoServ Corp. and Targets’ Tip Corp.; and (3) he receives royalties/honoraria for his published books, plenary lectures and licensed patents.

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Mahmoudi, M. Prevent upwards bullying and abuse of reporting systems. Nat Hum Behav 7, 466–467 (2023).

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