For Immediate Release
Contact: Amy Ventetuolo
Reno, Nev. October 19, 2017. Washoe County Chief Medical Examiner and Coroner, Dr. Laura Knight (pictured left), was elected to the Board of Directors for the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) by a vote of the membership at their annual meeting earlier this month. NAME is the premiere professional medical organization for forensic pathologists in the U.S.
Knight also received the organization’s “Outstanding Service Award” from the organization’s president in recognition of outstanding service to NAME and significant contributions to the advancement of the medicolegal investigation of deaths in the United States.
“I am honored and humbled to receive the award, and proud to be elected to the Board of Directors of this well-respected professional organization,” says Knight. “I hope to contribute to the important work that NAME is doing in tackling such issues as the opioid crisis, the critical workforce shortage of Medical Examiners, and improving death investigations systems in the U.S.”
In addition to serving Washoe County as Chief Medical Examiner, Knight also serves as an editorial board member for the medical journal Academic Forensic Pathology, and teaches medical students as an Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine in the Departments of Pathology and Pediatrics.
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