Autopsies, Murder Trials, Bias, and Justice

Code: SL51811

Dates: October 22, 2021

Meets: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Sessions: 1

Location: Creutzburg Center

Course Fee: $49.00

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How can two expert pathologists come up with different causes of death? How can juries decide who to believe? Are medical examiners too close to the police and the prosecutors? How should the public and jurors weigh the testimony of clinicians and pathologists? Who gets the final word? Why does it sometimes seem like the victim is on trial? Drawing on recent trials in the news, a pathologist (Dr. Kent Bottles) and an attorney (Gary Rosen) will discuss how medical experts are key to how murder trials are conducted in the US. Lunch is included.
Fee: $49.00

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Creutzburg Center

260 Gulph Creek Road
Radnor, PA 19087
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Kent Bottles

Dr. Kent Bottles teaches health policy and payment reform at The Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health in Philadelphia and regularly consults and presents on population health, health care reform, digital medicine, and the future of the doctor patient relationship. He has been a Professor and Chair of academic medical school pathology departments, a Chief Medical Officer of a state-wide integrated delivery system, a President and CEO and DIO of an educational and research collaborative in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a President and CEO of an evidence-based medicine health care consortium in Minneapolis, and a President and Chief Knowledge Officer of a genomics bio-tech start-up company in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Bottles has received the following awards and honors: Phi Beta Kappa, The Rodney T. West Literary Achievement Award for the most important article on medical management in 2001 from the American College of Physician Executives, the Resident Teacher of the Year Award from the University of Iowa Department of Pathology, the UC San Francisco Class of 1991 Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for a Major Contribution, the UC San Francisco Class of 1990 Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for a Stimulating Lecture Series, and the Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching at UC San Francisco for Basic Science.

Gary Rosen

Gary Rosen has been a litigator in federal and state courts for more than 35 years. He holds degrees from Haverford College and the University of Michigan Law School. After law school, he served as a clerk to Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, and is the author of two books on law and popular culture, Unfair to Genius (2012) and Adventures of a Jazz Age Lawyer (2020).



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