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William M. Bass Legends in Forensic Science Lectureship presents...


Dr. Michael Baden

"Out of the Grave: Case Studies in Decomposition and Exhumation"

October 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the Student Union Ballroom

Free and open to the public

Book signing to follow presentation, books will be available for purchase

Dr. Michael Baden, former chief medical examiner of New York City, has been a medical examiner for 45 years and has performed more than 20,000 autopsies. Dr. Baden:

  • has been a consultant to the FBI, Veteran’s Administration, ATF, DEA, and the Dept. of Justice.

  • was chairman of the Forensic Pathology Panel of the U.S. Congress Select Committee on Assassinations that re‐investigated the deaths of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the 1970s.

  • was the forensic pathologist member of a team of U.S. forensic scientists asked by the Russian government to examine the remains of the Romanov family in Siberia in the 1990s.

  • has been an expert in the investigations concerning Medgar Evers, John Belushi, Yankee Manager Billy Martin, Marlon Brando’s son Christian Brando, O.J. Simpson, Jayson Williams, Kobe Bryant, and Robert Blake.

  • is the host of the HBO Autopsy series and was a consultant for Crossing Jordan.

  • has been author or co‐author of more than 80 professional articles and books on aspects of forensic medicine and two popular nonfiction books Unnatural Death: Confessions of a Medical Examiner and Dead Reckoning: the New Science of Catching Killer, Remains Silent, and Skeleton Justice.

  • is the forensic science contributor for FOX National News and is a reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine.

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