"While Ms. Cornwell's writing has been an extraordinary accomplishment, her charitable activities on behalf of literacy and pathology have been truly remarkable," said Ira D. Godwin, MD, FASCP, FCAP, president of the ASCP.
has been very active in charitable causes, including promoting literacy, creating a writing scholarship program at her
alma mater, Davidson College
, and funding fellowships in forensic pathology and legal medicine through the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Virginia
most significant contribution to date is the role she
played in the creation of the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine
, the nation's first institution to train forensic scientists and pathologists.