Daily Archives: April 14, 2015


The New York County District Attorney’s Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Elimination Program

In April, District Attorney Vance released a Request for Proposals (RFP) soliciting grant applications for the $35 million initiative. Awards amounting up to $2 million will be granted for up to a two-year period. States, territories, local governments, law enforcement agencies, and public forensic labs may all apply for funding. Applicants will be required to demonstrate a […]


YFSF Bring Your Own Poster Session March 2015 News Update

The AAFS 67th Annual Scientific Meeting YFSF Poster Session showcased 24 poster presentations covering a variety of topics: DNA, toxicology, chemistry, and anthropology. Members of the Academy showed their interest and provided positive feedback and stimulating discussion with the presenters. Thank you to all the presenters of the YFSF Poster Session. The research truly showed […]


YSFS Bring Your Own Slides Session March 2015 News Update

The 2015 YFSF Bring Your Own Slides event was a hit! There were six outstanding research presentations. Mia Solomon, from the University of Central Oklahoma presented her research “Serial Homicide-Patterns in Cooling Off Periods.” Virginia Commonwealth University student Tiffany Layne presented “Stability and Variation of microRNAs for Body Fluid Identification” and George Washington graduate student […]


YSFS Breakfast Session March 2015 News Update

This year’s YFSF Breakfast Session, “Getting There: Unique Professional Journeys in Forensic Science,” was an entertaining and inspiring success. The two speakers provided a well-rounded presentation: Christine Funk gave advice on working in a crime lab and Ann Ross gave advice on working in an academic field. In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the […]


Recapping the First Public OSAC Meetings: What is an SDO?

Recapping the First Public OSAC Meetings: What is an SDO? Source: Reprinted from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): http://www.nist.gov/forensics/what-is-an-sdo.cfm. Feb. 16, Orlando, Fla. – Midway through the first day of a meeting devoted to public discussion of forensic science standards priorities, someone asked the question that was probably on many audience members’ minds. […]


Toxicology March 2015 News Update

Source: Sarah Kerrigan, PhD, Section Chair Thank you to everyone who helped make the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences such a success. Tremendous thanks to our Section Program Chairs Becky Jufer and Dan Anderson for their hard work. With over 150 registered attendees, “Toxicology of the Poisoned Patient,” chaired […]