A fellowship announced last week will offer one physician a year’s worth of experience working with forensic pathologists at the Arkansas state Crime Laboratory and coroners across the state, increasing the fellow’s knowledge of the field and hopefully keeping that expertise in the Natural State, officials said.

Starting July 1, 2024, the person accepted to the fellowship offered by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Crime Lab will get the chance to conduct a high volume of autopsies, employing the variety of advanced forensic tools available to the lab and working with coroners in all 75 counties, Dr. Theodore Brown, Arkansas’ chief medical examiner and an associate professor of pathology at UAMS, said in a news release.

Brown is the director of the fellowship program, which is open to physicians who have completed a residency program in anatomic or anatomic and clinical pathology.

What the fellow will come to learn through the program, Brown said in an interview Thursday, is that forensic pathologists’ work in the Crime Lab is not just about determining how Arkansans have died, but why they have died. The answer to the second question enables them to work with other doctors, social workers and public health officials to help prevent future deaths.

More Information: https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2023/jul/17/uams-state-crime-lab-offering-1-year-fellowship/

Dr. Theodore Brown, Arkansas chief medical examiner, talks Friday, July 16, 2023 about how the Lodox Statscan can help locate gunshot injuries in a body at the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory in Little Rock. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Staci Vandagriff)

UAMS, state Crime Lab offering 1-year fellowship in forensic pathology

Reported by: Grant Lancaster

Date: July 17, 2023 at 4:05 a.m.

Published On: August 10, 2023Last Updated: August 10, 2023