Daily Archives: August 30, 2022


Presidential Spotlight on the Forensic Nursing Science Section

This month’s Presidential Spotlight focuses on the Academy’s newest section—the Forensic Nursing Science Section. This article provides an introduction to the section as well as the discipline’s history. Sources: Virginia A. Lynch, MSN, RN, AAFS Retired Fellow, and Joyce P. Williams, DNP, RN, Section Chair Genesis of a New Era of Forensic Science Forensic nursing […]


Forensic Nursing Science Section News

Source: Joyce P. Williams, DNP, Forensic Nursing Science Section Chair The award nominations deadline is fast-approaching! All nominations must be received by August 31. Nominators must submit the following materials: Award Application Nominee Curriculum Vitae Two letters of support that can attest to the nominee’s contributions (one from an AAFS member in good standing and […]


The Passing of Louis L. Akin, BA

Source: Melissa A. Connor, PhD, General Section Chair We would like to acknowledge the passing of General Section Associate Member Louis L. Akin, BA. Louis’ career spanned more than 40 years, beginning as a private investigator in San Francisco, CA, and leading to his establishment of Akin & Associates, an investigative firm offering fatal incident […]


Academy Aperçus—September 2022

Source: Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD, 2022–23 AAFS President The Academy Aperçus is a monthly feature that celebrates 75 years of forensic science by spotlighting the history and anticipating the future of each section of the Academy. Beginning in March and progressing through each section in the order of acknowledgement by the Academy, a senior member […]


Remembering Norman “Skip” Sperber, DDS

Source: Robin A. Ainsworth, DDS, Odontology Section Chair It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of AAFS Retired Fellow Norman “Skip” Sperber, DDS. Dr. Sperber served as the Odontology Section Secretary and Chair from 1984-1988, was awarded the Odontology Section Award (later renamed the Lester Luntz Award) in 1990, and the […]