Mental Agility for Forensic Scientists

Unique Stressors in the Drug Chemistry Discipline - Audra Yovanovich

June 29, 2021 Jennifer Dillon Episode 10
Mental Agility for Forensic Scientists
Unique Stressors in the Drug Chemistry Discipline - Audra Yovanovich
Show Notes

Drug chemists work the highest number of cases in a forensic laboratory and are tasked with handling emerging synthetic drug variations and how they are dealt with via ever changing drug laws.  Topics in this episode include the real and perceived stress surrounding the presentation of fentanyl and carfentanyl in the laboratory submissions, and the fear factor involved with the responsibility of handling drugs and the publicized cases of analysts who have abused that privilege.  Audra shares some personal stories about the stressors she has experienced on the job.

Host: Jen Dillon -  [email protected]
Sponsored by: Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists - mafs.net
Music: Joseph McDade