Archive: September2016

New DNA Series from EVAWI

Good morning from DEN! A quick update for today: EVAWI has a new DNA series now available that might be of interest. Click through for details and links to the four bulletins: Laboratory Analysis of Biological Evidence and the Role…

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New Concerns About Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea

Last week, several articles were published about new cases of drug-resistant gonorrhea cropping up in Hawaii. It's a good reminder of the importance of being connected to your local health department and staying on top of surveillance data. As with…

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Since Last We Spoke, 9-26-16

I am on my way to DET, and then I will be heading to DEN where I am looking forward to seeing so many of you. I hope to run into many of you at my testimony sessions (one with…

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Hey Detroit!

Just a quick note before I quit for the weekend: I'll be at the Detroit Sexual Assault Kit Summit on Monday (speaking with Rebecca Campbell on what's new in medical-forensic exams for one session, doing a solo defensible practice session…

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Emergency Contraception: New Warnings

Yesterday, Medscape posted an article about new warnings issued in the UK regarding emergency contraception. The bumper sticker version is that some medications and herbal supplements may impair the efficacy of both levonorgestrel and ulipristal. While the US has not issued any…

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Serving Victims of Mass Violence

OVC has an upcoming web forum, Serving Victims of Mass Violence. It's taking place September 27th at 2pm ET, although it will be archived for later viewing. Click through for details: From the email announcement: On September 27, 2016, at…

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Digital Photodocumentation Techniques

A reader asked me about forensic photography education geared towards pediatric practice. Good news--the Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center has an online course, Digital Photodocumentation Techniques. It's available on-demand, so you can take it at any time. Click through for…

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Since Last We Spoke, 9-19-16

Home from PHX, next up, DET and then on to DEN (where I can't wait to see so many FHO readers). Unexpectedly I have a whole week in the office, so I am trying to get finishing touches put on…

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Federal Funding Opportunities for Abuse in Later Life Victim Assistance

For those of you interested in expanding your programs, here's one avenue for funding services for older victims of abuse. The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life and the National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators are hosting a webinar to review federal…

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Coming Soon…

Want to know what I've been working on as of late?         [Coming October 2016]

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Since Last We Spoke, 9-12-16

Heading to Phoenix later in the week for this conference--hoping to see many of you there. In the meantime I'm slogging through as much as possible before I step foot in an airport since I am traveling to 3 cities…

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Articles of Note: August/September 2016 Edition

Time once again for Articles of Note, our (almost) monthly guide to what's new and interesting (to me) in the peer-reviewed literature. Click through to find both the printer-friendly PDF and the Word doc with active hyperlinks. As always, please…

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The Development and Operation of a Strangulation Response Team

The Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention has a webinar coming up: The Development and Operation of a Strangulation Response Team. The session will be held October 4th at 12pm CT. Click through for details: From the registration: For years, multidisciplinary…

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National Sexual Assault Policy Symposium

I'll be on one of the panels next week at the 2016 National Sexual Assault Symposium in DC. They have just opened up registration for people who want to live stream the full event--it'll take place 8 & 9 September…

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