Forensics

FORENSIC PATHOLOGY 

Karen Cline-Parhamovich, D.O., 
Chief Medical Examiner State of Tennessee
Director of Forensic Pathology 
William L. Jenkins Forensic Center
Assistant Professor 

Nicole Masian, M.D. 
Forensic Pathologist 
Assistant Professor 

Eugene "Hunt" Scheuerman, M.D.
Forensic Pathologist
Associate Professor

Box 70425 
Johnson City, TN 37614 
Phone: 423-439-8038 
Fax: 423-439-8070

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FORENSIC TOXICOLOGY

Kenneth Ferslew, Ph.D., DABFT   
Director of the Section of Toxicology 
Professor 

Box 70422 
Johnson City, TN 37614 
Phone: 423-439-6424 
Fax: 423-439-8413

WILLIAM L. JENKINS FORENSIC CENTER



The ETSU Toxicology Laboratory is located within the William L. Jenkins Forensic Center, Magnolia and Fifth Street, Building 6, Mountain Home, TN 37684.  We perform toxicology assays for over 300 autopsy cases each year. The Toxicology Laboratory has published several articles in collaboration with the Assistant State Medical Examiner and other forensic scientists. These articles have covered specific drug overdoses, interactions, and novel analytical techniques as applied to forensic cases. 


KE Ferslew, AN Hagardorn, WF McCormick. Postmortem determination of the distribution of sufentanil and midazolam after an acute intoxication. J Forens Sci 34: 249-57 (1989) 

KE Ferslew, AN Hagardorn, WF McCormick. A fatal interaction of methocarbamol and ethanol in an accidental poisoning. J Forens Sci 35: 477-82 (1989) 

KE Ferslew, AN Hagardorn, WF McCormick. Poisoning from oral ingestion of carbofuran (Furadan 4F), a cholinesterase inhibiting carbamate insecticide and the effects on cholinesterase activity in various biological fluids. J Forens Sci 37: 337-44 (1992) 

KE Ferslew, AN Hagardorn, WF McCormick. Application of micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography to forensic analysis of barbiturates in biological fluids. J Forens Sci 40: 245-9 (1995)

KE Ferslew, AN Hagardorn, GC Harlan, WF McCormick. A fatal drug interaction between clozapine and fluoxetine. J Forens Sci 43(5): 1082-5 (1998) 

KE Ferslew, AN Hagardorn, MT Harrison, WF McCormick. Capillary ion analysis of potassium concentrations in human vitreous humor. Electrophoresis 19(1): 6-10 (1998) 

KE Ferslew and AN Hagardorn. Capillary Ion Electrophoresis in Forensic Science. The Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry; R.A. Meyers, Editor in Chief; John Wiley & Sons, LTD., Chichester, England, 1-11 (2000) 

KE Ferslew, AN Hagardorn, and TA Robert. Capillary Ion Electrophoresis of Endogenous Anions and Anionic Adulterants in Human Urine. J Forens Sci 46(3):191-202 (2001) 

KE Ferslew, AN Hagardorn, and TA Robert. Determination of Chromate Adulteration of Human Urine by Automated Colorimetric and Capillary Ion Electrophoretic Analyses. J Anal Tox 27:36-39 (2003) 

DL Burrows, AN Hagardorn, GC Harlan, EDB Wallen and KE Ferslew. A Fatal Drug Interaction Between Oxycodone and Clonazepam. J Forens Sci 48(3):1-4 (2003) 

DL Burrows, A Nicolaides, GC Stephens and KE Ferslew. The Distribution of Sevoflurane in a Sevoflurane Induced Death. J Forens Sci 49(2):1-4 (2004). 

DL Burrows, AN Hagardorn, GC Harlan, EDB Wallen and KE Ferslew. Authors' Responses to the Commentary on "A Fatal Drug Interaction Between Oxycodone and Clonazepam". J Forens Sci 49(2):642 and 644 (2004) 

DL Burrows, A Nicolaides, GC Stephens and KE Ferslew. Sevoflurane Analysis in Various Biological Matrices by Headspace Gas Chromatography.  J Anal Tox 28:418-421 (2004)

DL Burrows, A Nicolaides, DA Johnson, MM Duffourc and KE Ferslew. Papain, A Novel Urine Adulterant. J Anal Tox 29:275-295 (2005) 

BR Manno, JE Manno, and KE Ferslew. Epidemiological Basis of Alcohol-Induced Psychomotor Impairment (PMPI), Medical-Legal Aspects of Alcohol, 5th edition, JC Garriott, editor, Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc., Tucson, AZ, Chapter 12, p 303-345 (2008) 

JE Manno, BR Manno, and KE Ferslew. Experimental Basis of Psychomotor Performance Impairment, Medical-Legal Aspects of Alcohol, 5th edition, JC Garriott, editor, Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc., Tucson, AZ, Chapter 13, p 347-378 (2008)

Ferslew, K.E., Kemp, P., Winecker, R., and L. Langman: Reliable, Relevant and Valid Forensic Science: Eleven Sections -  One Academy, What Could be more Relevant Than Forensic Toxicology? But Is It Valid and Reliable? Academy News, 40(4):8 and 32(2010).

TH Wright, K. Cline-Parhamovich, D. Lajoie, L. Parsons, M. Dunn, KE Ferslew. Deaths Involving Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDVP) In Upper East Tennessee.  Journal of Forensic Sciences, 58(6):1558-62 (2013).

Ferslew, K.E.: Epidemiological Basis of Alcohol-Induced Psychomotor Performance Impairment in Garriots's Medicolegal Aspects of Alcohol, 6th Edition, B. Goldberger and Y. Caplan, Editors, Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc., Tucson, AZ, Chapter 13, pages (accepted for publication, 2014).

Ferslew, K.E.: Experimental Basis of Alcohol-Induced Psychomotor Performance Impairment in Garriott's Medicolegal Aspects of Alcohol, 6th Edition, B. Goldberger and Y. Caplan, Editors, Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc., Tucson, AZ, Chapter 13, pages (accepted for publication, 2014).


CONSULTATION SERVICES

Forensic Toxicology:  Kenneth E. Ferslew, Ph.D., DABFT, (Ph: 423/439-6424) 
Forensic Pathology:  William F. McCormick, M.D. (Ph: 423/348-6012)


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