Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $29,805)
The Paul Coverdell National Forensic Sciences Improvement Act (NFSIA) grants provide for the improvement of quality, timeliness, and credibility of forensic science services for criminal justice purposes. The NFSIA program funds crime laboratories and medical examiner's offices based on population and crime statistics. The program permits funding for expenses related to facilities, personnel, computerization, equipment, supplies, accreditation, certification, and education and training.
- Implementation of NPS Discovery – An Early Warning Systems for Novel Drug Intelligence, Surveillance, Monitoring, Response, and Forecasting using Drug Materials and Toxicology Populations in the US
- Expanding and validating microbiome database for estimating the postmortem interval
- Species Identification in Forensic Casework using Proteomics