Rationale: Maples Center for Forensic Medicine
Forensic sciences at the University of Florida had been distributed between the Colleges of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Liberal Arts and Sciences. These colleges and their various sub-units have been integrated into the Maples Center resulting in several advantages. The Maples Center for Forensic Medicine is the first center in the State University System focused on Forensic Medicine. It uniquely provides medicolegal capabilities for education, research, service and outreach for the benefit of university students and faculty, forensic science professionals, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, and citizens of the State of Florida. The Maples Center for Forensic Medicine works cooperatively with other programs to integrate cross-disciplinary knowledge in all areas of the forensic sciences.