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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $248,375)
The Texas Tech Institute of Forensic Scences will establish onsite toxicology capabilities in order to improve costs and response time as well as provide educational and research opportunities. The Institute will also develop a video communication system that is capable of providing realtime observation of autopsy services and training oppotrunities in forensic sciences.
The purpose of this proposal is for the Institute for Forensic Science to serve the 108 counties in the Western region of Texas, a rural area with a population of 2.1 million and an urban area of approximately 200,000. The goals of the program are: 1) Development of a Media Center for the on-site training and distance learning for Law Enforcement Personnel; 2) Development of a forensic pathology fellowship; 3) Development of ongoing continuing educational programs in forensic science designed to assist law enforcement and the criminal justice system.