Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $125,000)
BJAs Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner System Program is designed to increase the supply of forensic pathologists and support the enhancement of medicolegal death investigation services nationwide. In FY 2020, the Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner System Program funding is available under two Purpose Areas.
Purpose Area 1:
Recipients under Purpose Area 1: Forensic Pathology Fellowships, are from institutions with current Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited forensic pathology fellowship programs to recruit quality candidates who have completed all necessary medical education and pathology residency requirements. This program will strengthen the medical examiner/coroner system by increasing the number and quality of board-certified forensic pathologists.
- Merced County Rapid DNA System
- Centralizing and Increasing the Reporting, Identification, and Repatriation of Unidentified Migrants in Texas Border Counties
- Expansion of DNA Databases to Assist with Sexual Assault Investigations and Prosecutions: Collection of Lawfully Owed DNA from Convicted Offenders and Arrestee DNA Collections