Research and Scholarly Activity

In the Department of Pathology, we provide ample opportunities for medical students and residents to participate with faculty in research and scholarly activities. We offer experiences that enable discovery and promote creativity. We are committed to pursuing inquiry, disseminating knowledge, and fostering critical thinking that encourages lifelong learning. 

Research and Scholarly Activity, 2011-16

Pathology Research Chart

Recent Publications

A Retrospective Study of the Investigation of Homicidal Childhood Asphyxial Deaths.
Brown TT, Batalis NI, McClain JL, Corey T, Collins KA, Jentzen JM, Prahlow JA
J Forensic Sci. 2017 Oct 16
PMID: 29044506

Hemolytic uremic syndrome caused by E. coli O157 infection.
Bystrom PV, Beck RJ, Prahlow JA
Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2017 Mar 28
PMID: 28352987

Dementia Pugilistica Revisited.
Castellani RJ, Perry G
J Alzheimers Dis. 2017 Oct 8
PMID: 29036831

Increased Lung Weights in Drug-related Fatalities.
Chen HI, deJong J
J Forensic Sci. 2017 Mar 20
PMID: 28317115

Ruptured berry aneurysm with minimal subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Gardner TJ, Prahlow JA
J Forensic Leg Med. 2017 Feb 28; 47:35-38
PMID: 28273502

Purulent pericarditis.
Hayden B, Prahlow JA
Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2017 Mar; 13:1:96-98
PMID: 28000077

The Need to Separate Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Neuropathology from Clinical Features.
Iverson GL, Keene CD, Perry G, Castellani RJ
J Alzheimers Dis. 2017 Oct 30
PMID: 29103039

A systematic review of potential long-term effects of sport-related concussion.
Manley G, Gardner AJ, Schneider KJ, Guskiewicz KM, Bailes J, Cantu RC, Castellani RJ, Turner M, Jordan BD, Randolph C, Dvořák J, Hayden KA, Tator CH, McCrory P, Iverson GL
Br J Sports Med. 2017 Jun; 51:12:969-977
PMID: 28455362

Autopsy Fingerprint Technique Using Fingerprint Powder.
Morgan LO, Johnson M, Cornelison JB, Isaac CV, deJong JL, Prahlow JA
J Forensic Sci. 2017 May 3
PMID: 28466553

DNA testing in homicide investigations.
Prahlow JA, Cameron T, Arendt A, Cornelis K, Bontrager A, Suth MS, Black L, Tobey R, Pollock S, Stur S, Cotter K, Gabrielse J
Med Sci Law. 2017 Jan 1 :25802417721790
PMID: 28776465

Recreational Sporting Activity Vehicle-Related Deaths.
Prahlow SP, Renner A, Grande AJ, deJong J, Prahlow JA
J Forensic Sci. 2017 May 11
PMID: 28493344

A case of cardiac tamponade due to an isolated abscess in the ascending aorta of a pregnant woman with a history of intravenous substance abuse.
Shattuck B, Livingstone J
Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2017 Mar 17
PMID: 28315148

Cardiac Tropism of Borrelia burgdorferi: An Autopsy Study of Sudden Cardiac Death Associated with Lyme Carditis.
Muehlenbachs A, Bollweg BC, Schulz TJ, Forrester JD, DeLeon Carnes M, Molins C, Ray GS, Cummings PM, Ritter JM, Blau DM, Andrew TA, Prial M, Ng DL, Prahlow JA, Sanders JH, Shieh WJ, Paddock CD, Schriefer ME, Mead P, Zaki SR
Am J Pathol. 2016 May; 186:5:1195-205
PMID: 26968341

Accidental Trauma Mimicking Homicidal Violence.
Prahlow SP, Arendt A, Cameron T, Prahlow JA
J Forensic Sci. 2016 Apr 28
PMID: 27122478

Sudden death due to cardiac tamponade from malignant pericardial involvement by metastatic lung cancer.
Cassady R, Prahlow JA
Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2015 Mar; 11:1:127-9
PMID: 25326677

The value and availability of forensic anthropological consultation in medicolegal death investigations.
Christensen AM, Passalacqua NV, Schmunk GA, Fudenberg J, Hartnett K, Mitchell RA Jr, Love JC, deJong J, Petaros A
Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2015 Sep; 11:3:438-41
PMID: 26130173

Sudden death due to biventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy in a 14-year-old.
Cohen PJ, Prahlow JA
Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2015 Mar; 11:1:92-8
PMID: 25549957

The eyeball killer: serial killings with postmortem globe enucleation.
Coyle J, Ross KF, Barnard JJ, Peacock E, Linch CA, Prahlow JA
J Forensic Sci. 2015 May; 60:3:642-7
PMID: 25682709

The effect of chronic renal failure on the benzoylecgonine blood level: a case report.
Guillaud DA, Jones P, Prahlow JA
Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2015 Jun; 36:2:84-7
PMID: 25881815

Infective endocarditis in an intravenous drug abuser.
Lapkus M, Prahlow JA
Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2015 Dec; 11:4:609-13
PMID: 26335789

Decreased subject contrast and summation artifact: an explanation for a nearly imperceptible bullet by X-ray examination.
Graham EW, Tawadros AM, Prahlow JA
Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2014 Dec; 35:4:249-52
PMID: 25361062

Accidental death via intravaginal absorption of methamphetamine.
Jones P, Mutsvunguma R, Prahlow JA
Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2014 Jun; 10:2:234-8
PMID: 24515580

Seizure disorder secondary to remote gunshot wound of the head: a case of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.
Kerr ML, Prahlow JA
Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2014 Dec; 10:4:643-6
PMID: 24771478

Sudden cardiac death due to arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy and cystic tumor of the AV node.
Cavanaugh J, Prahlow JA
Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2013 Sep; 9:3:407-12
PMID: 23564062

Complicated suicide versus autoeroticism?: a case involving multiple drugs and a porta-potty.
Dickerson EM, Jones P, Wilkins D, Regnier J, Prahlow JA
Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2013 Mar; 34:1:29-33
PMID: 23361077

Inhibition of the Sur1-Trpm4 channel reduces neuroinflammation and cognitive impairment in subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Tosun C, Kurland DB, Mehta R, Castellani RJ, deJong JL, Kwon MS, Woo SK, Gerzanich V, Simard JM
Stroke. 2013 Dec; 44:12:3522-8
PMID: 24114458