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FY19 DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction Program - City of New York, Office of Chief Medical Examiner

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $1,180,000)

The Office of Chief Medical Examiner, Department of Forensic Biology, serves as the public forensic laboratory for the City of New York and provides DNA testing on thousands of case submissions every year. The Department of Forensic Biology’s 2019 goals are to increase the current capacity and reduce the turnaround time and case backlog to 30 and 500 respectively. The proposal aims to achieve productivity and timeliness of DNA testing by focusing on the following actions: 1) Increasing available staff hours through overtime, supplies and previous grant funded staff; and 2) providing continuing education through scientific conferences and professional meetings travel.


Date Created: September 13, 2019