>Over the weekend, when googling for Thorsen, Emory University still had him on their faculty page (although the APA noted he works for Drexel). Now, those of us who work within educational setting know that the webpages associated with colleges may be woefully out of date, may not update regularly, and may not list adjunct faculty (Drexel University, Thorsen’s new employer, does not list him, and I have not heard back from them for confirmation that he’s employed there).
This morning, I was continuing the search, and looked back at Emory’s (I’d tried the email listed in the picture over the weekend, and it was kicked back as no longer valid). Apparently, they finally removed him yesterday from their employee list:
Of course, this is their new faculty page. At some point, you’re no longer new. And he’s no longer with them. I don’t know why, especially when it appears he was going to help build the “Preterm Birth Research International Center of Excellence” at Emory (according to the 2009-2010 Newly Hired Faculty list
, prepared in September 2009), and he’d only gone to Emory in the 2008-2009 academic year. It appears Thorsen left in the middle of the academic year, which would most likely have had him leaving in the middle of a contract year. However, it may be that contracts are handled differently at Emory, and that his departure was planned and expected.
Thorsen has a facebook page
and a LinkedIn profile
. It hardly appears that he’s hiding. He still has a listing in Atlanta for his address, as well, although it may also be out of date, as was Emory’s webpage.
I’ve emails in to Aarhus University and to the director of the university asking about the statement, but have not heard back. Aarhus’s webpage on news
does not have the statement that the anti-vaccine sites is using. So far, all internet coverage appears to be accusations by various anti-vaccine sites or bloggers like David Brown (and me) asking for proof.