UVA Pathologist Visits Forensics Class

Casey Reed's Forensics class (seniors) had a fascinating visitor this week. Dr. Brett Kurpiel, a Department of Pathology resident at UVA Hospital (also the spouse of music teacher/medical coordinator Cam Pampus), came to speak about the field of medical pathology. Forensics students are wrapping up the year with a unit on Death Investigations and Autopsies (learning about how investigators can determine cause and time of death). Brett talked about his professional experience performing medical autopsies, his knowledge about specifically forensic-based autopsies, taught them about internal anatomy, and answered a lot of questions about what it is like to work in the field.