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Crain's New York Business 2020 Notable in Health Care

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    Dr. Barbara Sampson, a forensic pathologist, is the city’s first female chief medical examiner. She also will go down in history as a pivotal player in its response to its worst mass casualty since the 1918 flu pandemic.
COVID-19 Tests Are: Free, Safe, Easy, Available at over 100 locations
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    Don’t have any COVID-19 Symptoms? Doesn’t Matter! You should STILL get a free, confidential, safe COVID-19 test today! Visit
Forensic Pathology Fellows
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    Graduates of the specialized training program join the ranks of medical examiners serving on the frontlines of public health and criminal justice.
Dr. Barbara Sampson
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    New York City Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson has been appointed as a Trustee of the American Board of Pathology, which guides and supports the work of certified pathologists, including medical examiners, practicing in the United States.
Congratulations for the Frederick O'Reilly Hayes Award Winners

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    OCME managers Jamilla Dick-Quashie and Robert Van Pelt were recognized through the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) Frederick O’Reilly Hayes Prize in 2020 for their extraordinary service in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City.

Office of Chief Medical Examiner

The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) conducts independent investigations using advanced forensic science in the service of families, communities and the criminal justice system. Our work provides answers for those affected by sudden and traumatic loss, and helps protect public health.

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