LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Women’s Forum will host an informational program on the work of the medical examiner’s office and its role in the criminal justice and public health systems at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, November 7 at the town Community Center, 421 Bantam Rd.

Dr. James Gill has been the state’s chief medical examiner since 2013. He has academic appointments at Yale University, the University of Connecticut and Quinnipiac University.

He is a graduate of Litchfield High School, M.I.T. and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He did his pathology training at Yale University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and his forensic pathology fellowship at the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Prior to his Connecticut appointment, he was the deputy chief medical examiner for Bronx County in New York City.

He has testified more than 400 times as an expert in forensic pathology and has lectured nationally and internationally on forensic pathology.

He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Forensic Sciences and Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology and has published more than 100 scientific articles and book chapters on a variety of forensic pathology topics.

This event is open to non-forum members for a $10 fee at the door, which includes a high tea reception.

Those seeking further information may call 860-567-3966 or visit

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