Getzenberg, who directed the Research Laboratories at the Hopkins’ Brady Urological Institute, has been working on an alternative to the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. In 2009, he — along with Hopkins and Pitt, his former employer — was sued by a company that funded his work, Science magazine reported at the time. The suits were eventually settled for an undisclosed amount, and Getzenberg and his colleagues have now retracted two papers, one in Urology and one in The Prostate, as we’ve reported.
Hopkins confirmed that Getzenberg’s last day at the university was July 2, but said the reasons for his departure, including whether they were related to the dispute over his work, was confidential. His plans are unclear, and we have been unable to reach him, but will update with anything we learn.