​Scientific Presentations

2010 American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS)

February 22-27, 2010 Seattle, WA


An Efficient, Systematic Approach to Serology Screening of Sexual Assault Evidence 
Katherine Welch, MSFS
Characterizing DNA Contamination on the Outer Packaging of Forensic Biology Evidence 
Rhonda C. Williams, PhD
Touch DNA From Property Crimes - CODIS Success Stories
Nikia S. Redmond, MSFS
The Effectiveness of Bleach for Eliminating Contaminating DNA on Laboratory Surfaces 
Diana Gonzales, MS
Validating the Use of a Human and Male Specific Quantitation Kit to Establish Minimum Amplifiable Quantities for Autosomal and Y-STRs
Kevin J. MacMillan, MS
Development and Implementation of a Custom Paperless LIMS Serology Module 
Anna Timanova, PhD

CRIMINALISTICS (Controlled Substances)

Confirmatory Analysis of Selected Controlled Substances by DART-TOF Mass Spectrometry 
Warren C. Samms, PhD

GENERAL (Investigations)

Cognitive Contamination in Medicolegal Death Investigations 
Daniel Morgan, MS
Seeing Is BeLeeding 
Matthew Doyle, BSN
Picking on the Elderly: An Unfair Fight - Elder Abuse and Neglect Through the Death Investigator’s Eyes 
Lauralee A. Veitch, ADN
Use of Dolls in Reenactments in Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Investigations 
Terri O’Shea, MSFS

Where is Your Family Member?: Harris County Medical Examiner Office’s Innovative Approach to Locating Next of Kin 
Michele L. Hunt, BS


Pediatric Deaths in Harris County
Kathryn H. Haden-Pinneri, MD
Utility of Large Bowel Examination in Medicolegal Death Investigation 
Michael R. Condron, MD
The Evolving Distribution of Cause and Manner of Death in HIV-Positive Medicolegal Cases: Links Between ART and Traditional Categories of Chronic Disease 
Sharon M. Derrick, PhD; Jennifer C. Love, PhD
A Case of Anaphylactoid Syndrome of Pregnancy
Jennifer L. Shuttlesworth, MD


Objective Interpretation of the Striation Pattern Observed in Experimentally Cut Costal Cartilage 
Jennifer C. Love, PhD


Phencyclidine (PCP) in Fatally Injured Drivers and DUID Arrests in Harris County, Texas 
Fessessework Guale, DVM
An HPLC/MS/MS Method for Simultaneous Determination of Three Opiates and Three Benzodiazepines in Postmortem Blood 
Shaohan Zhao, PhD