NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner


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The Office of Chief Medical Examiner investigates cases of persons who die within New York City from criminal violence, by accident, by suicide, suddenly when in apparent health, when unattended by a physician, in a correctional facility or in any suspicious or unusual manner or where an application is made pursuant to law for a permit to cremate a body of a person.

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American Academy of Forensic Sciences

2013 AAFS Award Recipient
OCME is proud to announce that Director of the Forensic Toxicology Laboratory, Marina Stajic, PhD received the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 2013 Distinguished Fellow Award during the 65th Anniversary Meeting. The award was presented on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, during the AAFS Annual Business Meeting in Washington, DC. This is the first time an award such as this has been bestowed on someone from our Agency.
Marina Stajic, PhD
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International Mass Fatality Workshop

2013 Regional Mass Fatality Management Response System Training
Please Save The Date for the 2013 Regional Mass Fatality Management Response System Training hosted by Bergen County, NJ. The training will take place from June 3 - June 7, 2013 at the Bergen County Police and Fire Training Facility. More information will be posted as it is available.
2013 Save The Date Flyer

Using DNA Technology to Identify the Missing

Using DNA Technology to Identify the Missing
The Office of Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York is the recipient of a National Institute of Justice grant for using forensic anthropology and DNA to assist in the identification of unidentified human remains and finding missing persons.
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OCME’s Forensic Sciences Training Program

OCME’s Forensic Sciences Training Program - Apply Now!
Funded by the National Institute of Justice, OCME launches courses in medicolegal death investigation. Learn more about course content, eligibility and application.
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New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Vital Statistics
Visit the Department of Health Web site for more information on services offered by the Bureau of Vital Statistics, including information on death certificates.
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Ready NY

Emergency Management
OCME partners with the NYC Office of Emergency Management and other City agencies to support New Yorkers in the event of an emergency.
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