AAFS 2019 International Educational Outreach Programs (IEOP) Destination: Brazil!

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, AAFS Accreditation & Outreach Coordinator The response to AAFS President Zeno Geradts’s invitation to participate in the “2019 IEOP Destination: Brazil” tour has been strong! As with past International Educational Outreach Programs (IEOP), travelers will enjoy visits with forensic science colleagues and facilities as well as visits to cultural and historic […]


Bureau of Justice Assistance: Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program Competitive Grant Announcement and Webinar

The United States Department of Justice (Department), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications to plan and implement comprehensive programs in response to the growing opioid epidemic. This program furthers the Department’s mission by providing resources to support state, local, tribal, and territorial efforts to reduce violent crime and […]


NIJ Research and Evaluation on Policing: Fiscal Year 2019

With this solicitation, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will seek applications for funding for investigator-initiated, randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies of approaches to the challenges of policing in the United States that address the strategic priorities and objectives identified in NIJ’s Policing Strategic Research Plan, 2017-2022


NIJ Research and Evaluation on the Administration of Justice: Fiscal Year 2019

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will seek applications for funding for investigator-initiated, interdisciplinary research and evaluation projects related to the administration of justice in three areas: (1) eyewitness evidence; (2) police deflection strategies; and (3) forensic science testimony. Applications that fall outside these three priority areas will not be considered. This solicitation aims to […]


NIJ Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System: Fiscal Year 2019

With this solicitation, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will seek applications for funding of multidisciplinary research projects addressing four topics: The cumulative effects of shift-work schedules, overtime, and secondary employment on the health, safety, performance, and quality of life of police or correctional officers. Enhancing strategies for officer interaction with individuals presenting with mental […]


NIJ Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime: Fiscal Year 2019

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks applications for funding of rigorous applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies for State, tribal, and local law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies that address drug trafficking, drug markets, and drug-related violence. The research focus of this solicitation is criminal investigation, prosecution, drug intelligence, and community […]


New NIJ Solicitation: Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner System Program

With this solicitation, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks proposals to strengthen the medical examiner/coroner (ME/C) system in the United States. NIJ’s ME/C program is a competitive program designed to support the enhancement of Medicolegal-Death-Investigation services, and increase the supply of forensic pathologists nationwide. Through this program, NIJ will support grants in two focus […]


11th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine

Source: Dragan Primorac, MD, PhD, AAFS International Affairs Committee Chair The International Society for Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS), an “Association Academy” of the AAFS, is kindly inviting you to the 11th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine, to be held in Split, Croatia, June 17–22. The conference […]


Thank You 2019 AAFS Annual Meeting Financial Supporters!

AAFS would like to thank the following financial supporters for their generous contributions that led to the success of the 2019 American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 71st Annual Scientific Meeting: Agilent Technologies, Inc. supported the Toxicology Section Open Forum Lemos Toxicology Services LLC supported the Toxicology Section Events Anthropology Section supported the Young Forensic […]


2019 Annual Scientific Meeting—Lost & Found

The following items were turned into the AAFS “Lost & Found” in Baltimore: Women’s Gloves Woman’s Scarf Woman’s Hat Fitbit® Camera Earbuds PowerPoint™ Remote Glasses/Readers Water Bottle Please contact Kimberly Wrasse, kwrasse@aafs.org, if you lost any of these items.


Call For Nominations: AAFS Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Past Presidents Council (PPC) is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the 2019–20 Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding contributions to forensic science research, education, and/or practice during the recipient’s early professional career.  The recipient […]


Webinar Series on Select AAFS HHRRC Projects

Source: Sean D. Tallman, PhD, AAFS HHRRC Member The Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center (HHRRC) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), with support from the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE), provides needed resources and support to further the application of modern forensic science to global humanitarian and […]


NIJ Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime FY2019

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks applications for funding of rigorous applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies for state, tribal, and local law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies that address drug trafficking, drug markets, and drug-related violence. The research focus of this solicitation is criminal investigation, prosecution, drug intelligence, and community […]


ISABS: Personalized Medicine Conference With Nobel Laureates to be Held in Split, Croatia

Source: Dragan Primorac, MD, PhD, Chair, AAFS International Affairs Committee The International Society for Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS), the Mayo Clinic, and St. Catherine Hospital are organizing the 11th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine, to be held in Split, Croatia, June 17–22, 2019. The Conference is […]


Forensic Magazine Highlight the AAFS 71st Annual Scientific Meeting

Source: Susan M. Ballou, MS, 2018-19 AAFS President Forensic Magazine, which seeks, identifies, and reports on topics that matter to forensic professionals, has chosen to write a preview of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 71st Annual Scientific Meeting to be held in Baltimore next month, February 18–23. The preview highlights intriguing topics, unusual cases, […]


Last Call for FSF Silent Auction Donations

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) conducts a Silent Auction at the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting. The FSF depends on donations from members, meeting attendees, and exhibitors for a successful auction. Please consider donating an item that would encourage lively bidding (author-signed books, apparel or coffee mugs with your agency logo, or other fun, forensic-related items). The proceeds […]


The NIJ Promotes the AAFS HHRRC Via “Just Science” Podcast

Source: Douglas H. Ubelaker, PhD, AAFS HHRRC Chair The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center (HHRRC) seeks to promote humanitarian and human rights in the field of forensic sciences with the support of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) helps to support key […]


71st Annual Scientific Meeting Program Committee Disclosure

As a sponsor of continuing education, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. All faculty participating in a sponsoring activity are expected to disclose any significant financial interest or other relationship: (1) with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) […]


FSF Needs Your Help With the Silent Auction

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) conducts a Silent Auction at the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting. The FSF depends on donations from members, meeting attendees, and exhibitors for a successful auction. Please consider donating an item that will encourage lively bidding (author-signed books, apparel or coffee mugs with your agency logo, or other fun, forensic-related items). […]