The neurosurgeon who was accused of sexual misconduct by at least 20 women at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and who is facing sexual misconduct charges is being trained by an associate neurology professor at Duke University.
A Duke University statement said Dr. Eric K. Smith has been assigned to teach a course titled “The Neurosciences of Sexism and Sexual Orientation,” which will include topics including “sexuality, masculinity, gender, gender identity, sexuality, and the history and evolution of sexism.”
Duke said Smith is not an associate professor of neurology.
Smith was accused by a number of former UNC-CH students of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.
The investigation of Smith began in January 2016 after UNC-CHR reported he had inappropriately touched students, the university said in a statement.
UNC-Chaps investigation found Smith had asked students for favors in return for sex and was sexually harassing several students.
In a statement to the AP, Duke said Smith had been working at Duke since March 2015 and was hired in December 2016.
The university did not respond to a request for comment from the AP.