Monthly Archives: January 2022


Working Through COVID-19

Source: C. Ken Williams, MS, JD, AAFS Vice President The New Jersey Office of Employee and Organization Development (OEOD) created a series of five articles as a resource for those working through COVID-19.  The organization’s goal was to provide the informative materials as an essential role to increase awareness, encourage patience, support individuals, foster empathy, […]


Toxicology Section Officer Nominations

Source: Sherri L. Kacinko, PhD, Nominating Committee The nominating committee consisting of Sherri Kacinko, Nick Tiscione, and Doug Rohde have unanimously agreed to the following 2022 nominations:         Section Chair—Madeleine Swortwood         Section Secretary—Amanda Mohr         Awards and Scholarship Committee—Jennifer Colby We look forward to seeing everyone at the February […]


AAFS President’s Editorial Now Available in JFS

Source:  Michael A. Peat, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Forensic Sciences       We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Forensic Sciences (JFS) has published a President’s Editorial submitted by AAFS President Carl R. McClary. The Editorial, Moving into the fast lane–AAFS, JFS, and our modern forensic world, covers the following topics: Our Digital Footprint […]


CFSO Forensic SDO Legislation Update

Source: Kenneth E. Melson, JD, AAFS CFSO Liaison The long-term goal of any program is to ensure that a federal grant/program is authorized and appropriated. If authorized, then the program/grant will have a better chance of being put into the annual President’s budget submission to Congress each year. An authorization will establish, continue, or modify […]


Are You Interested in Serving on AAFS Committees?

Matthew R. Wood, PhD, Committee Nominations ad hoc Committee Chair Are you interested in becoming more involved in the leadership and future of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)? Have you wanted to participate in important AAFS committees, but you weren’t sure how? AAFS is pleased to announce another exciting enhancement to the membership […]


President’s Spotlight—General Section

Source: Joanna L. Collins, MFS, General Section Board Representative During the year, we have been presenting presidential spotlights from the Academy sections to highlight the latest significant research or improvements within its discipline. Examples include cutting-edge technology, standards, or methods that improve the practice. Alternatively, they may show a historical account/timeline of the discipline’s use […]