The Center for Human Identification Oral History Project began in 2011 to document the forensic and investigative genetics researchers on campus. This project consists of ten videos and includes interviews with University of North Texas Health Science Center faculty Dr. Arthur Eisenberg, Dr. Bruce Budlowe, Dr. Rhonda Roby, Dr. Joseph Warren, and Dr. John Planz. Topics include teamwork in the field of forensics and genetics, the DNA-ProKids program, and advice from the experts on how to get a job in forensic science.
The Center for Human Identification provides training and investigative support to resolve missing person and unidentified decedent cases across the United States. The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) is the home of the Laboratory for Molecular Identification and the Forensic Genetics graduate program.
UNTHSC is privileged to have some of the most prestigious Forensic Geneticists as faculty members on campus. In 2011, the library decided to begin efforts to document the program with an oral history project. We identified individuals on campus who had played a prominent role in the field of human identification, or who could offer insight about the field and current research areas in forensic genetics. We interviewed them about the field, their current research and some of their experiences as professionals both at UNTHSC and in previous positions.
The library used Adobe Premiere, Dragon, Vimeo and Digital Commons to make the videos publicly available. If you have questions about this project please contact the Reference Desk at 817-735-2070.