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An Introduction to the Anthropological Anatomical Gift Program at UF

An Introduction to the Anthropological Anatomical Gift Program at UF

Presented by Dr. Phoebe R. Stubblefield

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

Event Details

A Straight Talk


"An Introduction to the Anthropological Anatomical Gift Program at the University of Florida"

Presented By

Dr. Phoebe R. Stubblefield Image

Dr. Phoebe R. Stubblefield


The C.A. Pound Human Identification Lab

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT

Zoom Webinar

(1-hr CE Course*)

About the Course

Dr. Phoebe R. Stubblefield, Director of the C.A. Pound Human Identification Lab, initiated the Anthropological Anatomical Gift program in 2020.  This program is distinct from the Florida Anatomical Board’s anatomical gift program, in part by serving individuals who fail to qualify for the Anatomical Board’s program.  The purpose of the anthropological anatomical gift program is to provide donors with the opportunity to make a lasting contribution to education and/or research using their skeletal remains.  Individuals participating in this webinar will be able to:

  • Summarize the history and development of the CAPHIL Anthropological Anatomical Gift Program
  • Describe the purpose of the CAPHIL AAG and how the anatomical gifts contribute to donor and program goals.
  • Describe how the CAPHIL AAG differs from the program at the Anatomical board, including donor eligibility, costs, and final disposition of the remains.
  • Summarize the application and consent process required for donors to the CAPHIL AAG.
  • Describe where to find additional resources and/or applications for the CAPHIL AAG program.

About the Presenter

Phoebe R. Stubblefield is the Director of the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory.  A Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences since 2007, she served two terms as Chair of the Anthropology Section and continues to moderate the informal listserv serving her forensic anthropology colleagues.  She has an active role in the American Association of Biological Anthropology Committee on Diversity, and acts as a faculty mentor and facilitator for the Increasing Diversity in Anthropological and Evolutionary Sciences (IDEAS) project, an NSF funded effort that has supported first generation and/or racial minority individuals to transition into the biological anthropology community.  Previously an associate professor at the University of North Dakota, for twelve years she directed its Forensic Science Program, created a trace evidence teaching laboratory, and assisted undergraduates with entry into the spectrum of forensic science careers.  She has migrated CAPHIL instructional and research capacity into a more consensual approach in her development of the CAPHIL Anthropological Anatomical Gift program. 


She serves as the lead forensic anthropologist in the Tulsa Race Massacre Investigation since 2018.  She has performed forensic consults for the North Dakota State Historical Society, the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office, the Grand Forks County Coroner’s Office, and medical examiner districts throughout the state of Florida.  Her research interests include human skeletal biology, beginning with her dissertation “Cranial Size in Relation to Body Mass and Skeletal Robusticity in Modern Humans” an exploration of the relationship between human cranial dimensions and body size.  Her publication, “The Anatomical Diaspora: Evidence of Early American Anatomical Traditions in North Dakota”, derived from African American skeletal remains found buried on the UND campus in 2007.   She enjoys promoting forensic anthropology to the general public through public outreach and consultations.   

*Earn 1-hr CE credit toward license renewal. You can earn up to six CEUs at no cost for IFDF Members (firm establishment owners, individual members, and affiliate members) with an annual membership.  

To obtain continuing education credit:
  • You must be an IFDF member (firm establishment owner, individual member, and affiliate member).
  • You must attend the full webinar to obtain credit; partial credit will not be awarded.
  • You must login to Zoom using your full name and remain logged into the webinar for the entirety of the event.
  • Prior to or immediately after the event, forward your FL license number to Ruth Bedell, to sign up for CE credit.
  • IFDF will issue documentation granting credit within 4 weeks post-event after verifying full attendance and will upload the course roster to the licensee portal.

For More Information:

Ruth Bedell, PhD, QAS
Ruth Bedell, PhD, QAS
Associate Director for Outreach Independent Funeral Directors of Florida (850)222-0198