Laurence McCullough claimed to Alice Dreger on May 17, 2010, in an email that "None of the authors of the paper [insisting that Dreger et al. call off the federal investigations into New, Cornell, and Mount Sinai]: has any economic, professional, or any other kind of conflict of interest with regard to the content of our paper; has collaborated with Dr. New in her research, been funded on her grants, or served in any advisory capacity to her in her research".  Dreger had specifically asked about Chervenak’s affiliations with New. See below.