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Emerging Research in Medicolegal Death Investigations

Emerging Research in Medicolegal Death Investigations

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This webinar originally occurred on March 14, 2019
Duration: 1.5 hours

Overview

Forensic science research and development plays a key role in the advancement of the practice of forensic science, as noted by the 2009 National Academies of Science report “Strengthening Forensic Sciences in the United States: A Path Forward.”

In this installment of the Emerging Research series, two researchers will present their current research in the medicolegal death investigation (MDI) discipline. Dr. Beatrix Dudzik from Lincoln Memorial University will present on her work about postmortem interval estimation from bone marrow lipids. Dr. Gulnaz Javan will discuss her research that involves linking internal organ microbiomes and metabolome compositions to cause of death in MDI investigations.

Detailed Learning Objectives

  1. Overview of three NIJ-supported emerging research projects in the MDI discipline and their progress
  2. Potential impact of these emerging forensic biology research projects to the forensic community
  3. Discussion of next steps and transition of this research into the forensic community

Presenters

  • Dr. Beatrix Dudzik | Assistant professor of Anatomy at Lincoln Memorial University
  • Dr. Gulnaz Javan | Associate Professor and Coordinator of Forensic Biology Program in Alabama State University

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence webinar has been provided by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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