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Emerging Forensic Research Series: Medicolegal Death Investigations - Archival
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.”
Original Live Webinar took place on 03/14/2019

The Emerging Webinar Series provides a platform for researchers to present their novel NIJ-supported research to the forensic community. While this research presented may be ongoing, this series presents a unique opportunity for researchers to connect and discuss the impact of their research, early research outcomes, challenges, and technology transition pathways. During this webinar, each presenter provided a brief overview of their research topic and address questions from attendees during a Q&A session.

In this installment of the Emerging Research series, one researcher presented their current research in the medicolegal death investigation (MDI) discipline. Dr. Beatrix Dudzik from Lincoln Memorial University presented on her work about postmortem interval estimation from bone marrow lipids.

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

This webinar was recorded in its entirety at the time of the Live event in order to capture the one on one interaction with the presenter. Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.


Dr. Beatrix Dudzik
Dr. Beatrix Dudzik - Completed her doctoral degree at the University of Tennessee. She is currently an assistant professor of anatomy at Lincoln Memorial University.