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Dr. Jason Graham MD
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    Seasoned agency leader has steered OCME's response to the opioid overdose crisis in coordination with local, state and federal partners.
CAP Accredited - College of American Pathologists
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    For 10 years consecutive years, the Molecular Genetics Laboratory has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists in recognition of the high quality of service provided to the community.
Graphic of aMobile Vaccine Clinic Bus
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    COVID-19 vaccinations are now available at no cost to New Yorkers ages 5 and older. To find a location near you for a free and safe vaccine, visit or call 1-877-VAX-4NYC.
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.
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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