ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Johns Hopkins university sexual harassment misconduct investigations Juan barrio Sinisa Urban school of medicine anthropology department fired resigned left protests me too stem METOOSTEM
Johns Hopkins university sexual harassment misconduct investigations Juan barrio Sinisa Urban school of medicine anthropology department fired resigned left protests #metoo stem METOOSTEM

Two Professors Leave Johns Hopkins over Misconduct

The university investigated faculty members from the Department of Anthropology and the School of Medicine for sexual harassment, firing one and recommending another be fired.

Chia-Yi Hou

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM,
SSHEPARD

Two professors have left Johns Hopkins University after they were investigated for allegations of sexual misconduct, reports The Baltimore Sun. The university released two emails, one explaining the termination of Juan Obarrio of the Department of Anthropology and a second letter that went to the entire campus describing his departure and that of another unnamed faculty member from the School of Medicine, according to the Sun,which obtained the emails on Monday (July 22). 

Obarrio was under investigation for an incident with a visiting student in May 2018, reports the Sun. Witnesses tell the newspaper that he grabbed the student and dragged her towards the exit of a bar as she tried to get away from him. The Johns Hopkins committee that investigated this matter voted to revoke his tenure and terminate his faculty appointment.

The university investigated a second faculty member under...

On Twitter, some Johns Hopkins graduate students, including Kyle Cavagnini, who was president of the Graduate Student Association during the investigation, have named the second faculty member as Sinisa Urban from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. Cavagnini and a person familiar with the matter confirmed to The Scientist that it was Urban. 


Urban is no longer listed as a School of Medicine faculty member, and an email to his university address went unanswered.

Chia-Yi Hou is an intern at The Scientist. Email her at chou@the-scientist.com.

Interested in reading more?

Johns Hopkins university sexual harassment misconduct investigations Juan barrio Sinisa Urban school of medicine anthropology department fired resigned left protests #metoo stem METOOSTEM

The Scientist ARCHIVES

Become a Member of

Receive full access to more than 35 years of archives, as well as TS Digest, digital editions of The Scientist, feature stories, and much more!
Already a member?
ADVERTISEMENT