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Science Pub - Forensic Science in an Opioid Landscape

Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:00pm to 8:15pm

Designer opioid abuse is not new in the United State, yet the current epidemic brings new and more widespread challenges. Small towns, big cities, village courthouses and federal agencies are all grappling with defining the problem and finding solutions across the sectors of public health, public safety and criminal justice.  Dr. Peace will share the history of opioid abuse in the United States and define the current challenges and efforts to combat the epidemic, particularly as it pertains to U.S. crime labs.

Michelle Peace, M.F.S., Ph.D is a forensic toxicologist and Associate professor in Virginia Commonwealth University where she helped develop the undergraduate program in Forensic Science.  Peace has explored a wide range of aspects of forensic science — everything from what can be learned from insects at the scene of a crime to the toxicological effects of Chinese medicinal herbs on the human body.

What To Expect

A 20-minute talk and a longer Q&A discussion • Table-side and theatre-style seating on a first come basis

Where and When

Monday, June 17 • Doors open at 6:00 pm • Program will begin at 7:00 pm and will conclude at 8:15 pm

The Hof • 2818 West Broad Street  Richmond, VA  23230 • Plan a GRTC bus trip
(The hunt for parking in Scott’s Addition can be a challenge.)



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The HofGarden
2818 W. Broad Street Richmond VA 23230


RVA Northside






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