The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), through the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC), is offering the Advances in Forensic Anthropology Technology Transition Workshop. This free two-and-a-half-day workshop will be hosted by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina on August 1st through 3rd, 2011, and instructed by:
• Dr. Ann H. Ross, North Carolina State University
• Dr. Mohamed Mahfouz, The University of Tennessee
• Dr. Kenneth Kidd, Yale University
• Dr. Bruce Anderson, Pima County Office of the ME and The University of Arizona
In light of the problem our nation faces regarding missing and unidentified persons, the purpose of this workshop is to focus on advances in anthropology technologies as they relate to the identification of human remains. Particular attention will be paid to the determination of sex and ancestry using the 3D-ID software, which uses x, y, and z coordinates of traditional craniofacial landmarks; improving facial reproduction using empirical modeling; determining ancestry using analysis of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) DNA data; and use of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs). There will be a hands-on component for each topic area of this workshop, in addition to the corresponding lectures. For more information, please refer to the workshop curriculum.
How to Apply:
This workshop is open to anthropologists, medical examiners and coroners affiliated with a government-funded facility.
Register online at http://www.nfstc.org/meetings/
Invitation Code (case sensitive): anthropology
Application deadline: Friday, May 27, 2011 June 13, 2011
Applicants will be notified about their selection status by Friday 10th June, 2011.
If you have any questions or difficulty registering online, contact Jennie Travers via email at Jennie.Travers@nfstc.org.
This workshop is offered by NFSTC, and there is no cost to local, state, and federal participants or their agencies for workshop-related expenses. Travel arrangements and hotel accommodations are included, and participants will be reimbursed at the standard government per diem for the duration of the workshop.
Technology Transition Workshops are a project of NIJ’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence, operated by the National Forensic Science Technology Center (www.nfstc.org), funded through cooperative agreement #2010-DN-BX-K210.