Monthly Archives: February 2018


Republic of Croatia President Receives Honorary AAFS Membership

Source: Dragan Primorac, MD, PhD, Chair, International Affairs Committee I recently had the pleasure of presenting the Republic of Croatia President, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, a Certificate of Honorary Membership in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). Some of you met the President during the AAFS International Educational Outreach Program in Croatia on June 14-21, 2015, […]


National Safety Council Presents Marilyn Huestis With the 2018 Robert F. Borkenstein Award

Source: Finoa J. Couper, PhD, Toxicology Section Chair Please join us for dinner as we honor Marilyn A. Huestis, PhD, recipient of the 2018 ADID Robert F. Borkenstein Award, for her outstanding commitment to public safety and her dedication to the work of the National Safety Council (NSC) and the Alcohol, Drugs, and Impairment Division […]


Synthetic Opioids Epidemic and Forensic Science: A Multidisciplinary Session

The scientific program of the upcoming AAFS 70th Annual Scientific Meeting is definitely not devoid of diverse perspectives focused on the current synthetic opioids mortality crisis in our society. You will not want to miss this multidisciplinary session held on Thursday, February 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., hosted by the Criminalistics Section (Session […]


Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations (CFSO): A Year in Review

Source: Kenneth E. Melson, JD, AAFS Representative, CFSO Board of Directors The mission of the CFSO is to speak with a single forensic science voice in matters of mutual interest to its member organizations, to influence public policy at the national level, and to make a compelling case for greater federal funding for public crime […]


NIJ’s FY2018 Solicitation for Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime

Source: Jonathan G. McGrath, PhD, MSFS The National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) drugs and crime portfolio supports research on law enforcement efforts to deter, investigate, prosecute, and address illegal drug trafficking, markets, and use. This FY2018 solicitation will seek investigator-initiated proposals to conduct applied research on evidence-based tools, protocols, and policies for state, local, and […]


President’s Message — February 2018

Source:  Betty Layne DesPortes, JD, MS, 2017-18 President For this month’s President’s Message, I would like to run the President’s Editorial article that was published in the January 2018 issue of the Journal of Forensic Sciences, Vol. 63, No. 1 There are No Sides in Forensic Science When I became President of the Academy, the first […]