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- Renowned forensic pathologist, who hosted HBO’s Autopsy for 13 years, will visit with Hilbert’s nationally-recognized criminal justice and forensic science departments -
HAMBURG, N.Y. – Hilbert College is pleased to announce “An Evening with Dr. Michael Baden” on Tuesday, March 17 at 7 p.m. in Hilbert’s William E. Swan Auditorium. The event is presented by the Institute for Law and Justice at Hilbert College, in conjunction with the Hilbert College Criminal Justice Studies Division and the Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce. This event is free and open to the public. Seating will be first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. More information is available at www.hilbert.edu/baden.
Dr. Baden will address some of the most high-profile and controversial cases that he investigated during his 90-minute discussion on March 17.
In addition to the evening event, Dr. Baden will be on campus meeting with Hilbert students, alumni, and friends. Dr. Baden will visit with classes from Hilbert’s nationally-recognized criminal justice and forensic science departments. The course curriculum in many classes will focus on Dr. Baden’s investigations in the weeks leading up to his visit.
Dr. Michael Baden is the former Chief Medical Examiner of New York City and past Co-Director of the New York State Police Medico-Legal Investigations Unit. He received a B.S. Degree from the City College of New York and an M.D. Degree from New York University School of Medicine. He trained in internal medicine and pathology at Bellevue Hospital Medical Center where he was intern, resident and Chief Resident. He has been a medical examiner for 45 years and has performed more than 20,000 autopsies. He has been a consultant to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Veteran’s Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearm’s, Drug Enforcement Agency and the United States Department of Justice.
He was Chairman of the Forensic Pathology Panel of the U.S. Congress Select Committee on Assassinations that re-investigated the deaths of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1970s. He has also been an expert in the investigations concerning Medgar Evers, John Belushi, Yankee Manager Billy Martin, Marlon Brando’s son Christian Brando, O.J. Simpson, Jayson Williams, Kobe Bryant, Robert Blake, and Las Vegas hotel owner Ted Binion. He has investigated deaths in Poland, Croatia, Serbia, Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, Monaco, Panama, England, Canada, Zimbabwe and other countries for human rights groups and private attorneys. He has been a member of the board of directors of a number of drug abuse and alcohol abuse treatment programs where he attempts to apply what he has learned from the dead at the autopsy table to the betterment of the living.
Dr. Baden has also served as President of the Society of Medical Jurisprudence and Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Science. He was the host of the HBO “Autopsy” series for 13 years, which demonstrated how the various forensic sciences assist in solving crimes and was a consultant for the “Crossing Jordan” television series. He has been author or co-author of more than 80 professional articles and books on aspects of forensic medicine and two popular non-fiction books “Unnatural Death, Confessions of a Medical Examiner” and “Dead Reckoning, the New Science of Catching Killers.” He is also the author, with his wife, attorney Linda Kenney Baden, of two recent forensic thrillers, “Remains Silent” and “Skeleton Justice.” He is the Forensic Science Contributor for FOX News Channel and is a reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine.
Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 800 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs in criminal justice administration and public administration
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