Monthly Archives: November 2022

American SIDS Institute Solicits Letters of Intent for Research Grants—Deadline March 1, 2023

Source: Betty McEntire, PhD, CEO, American SIDS Institute The American Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Institute invites qualified investigators to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for a research grant related to Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). Applicants must have a faculty appointment or the equivalent at a United States-based university, hospital, research institution, or […]

FIU Launches Open-Access Forensic Research Library

Source: Jeff Teitelbaum, FIU Forensic Librarian Florida International University (FIU) has launched a first-of-its-kind resource for forensic science practitioners, students, researchers, and the general public. The Research Forensic Library provides access to thousands of articles and reports in the scientific literature, a critical step in the forward momentum required of forensic science and its varied […]

Some “Red Flags” in an Active Shooter

In July, the Forensic Nursing Science Section posted an article by Cliff Akiyama providing information on active shooter incidents. This month we would like to provide an update to that article with “red flags” for this type of scenario. Forensic nurses and those in charge with the direct care of individuals must learn to counter […]

FEPAC Welcomes New Commissioners

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, AAFS Accreditation & Outreach Coordinator At a recent meeting, three new Commissioners were selected to serve on the AAFS Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC). Pursuant to FEPAC Policies & Procedures, the newly elected FEPAC officers meet all requirements outlined.  Please refer to FEPAC Policies & Procedures, Policy 2 Accreditation Commission for […]

2022–23 FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant Recipient

  The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is proud to announce that Tori L. Schaffer, BS, has been awarded the 2022–23 FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant for her paper, Separation of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide and its Analogs by High-Performance Thin-Layer Chromatography. The grant consists of $1,850, a plaque, complimentary meeting registration at […]

The Forensic Sciences Foundation Announces the 2022–23 Field and Lucas Grant Recipients

Each year the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) awards monies in the form of grants to members of the forensic science communities to help the investigator/researcher initiate original in-depth, problem-oriented research throughout the year. These grants are open to members and affiliates (at any level) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. This year, the FSF […]

#GivingTuesday—November 29

“#GivingTuesday is a movement that unleashes the power of generosity around the world.” This year, the Forensic Sciences Foundation will participate in the giving event that has helped to change year-end giving for many non-profits. The Foundation is the educational, scientific, and research arm of the Academy and gives thousands of dollars each year to […]

30 Years of Forensic Nurse Influence and Impact on Justice

Sources: Patricia M. Speck, DNSc, and Stacey A. Mitchell, DNP, Forensic Nursing Science Section During National Forensic Nurses Week, (November 6–12), the Forensic Nursing Science Section of the Academy joins with members of other nursing and forensic organizations throughout the world to celebrate the mission, the work, and outstanding accomplishments of forensic nurses. Thousands of […]

Academy Aperçus—November 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 […]

Anthropology Section Winter Deadlines

Source: Allysha P. Winburn, PhD, Anthropology Section Chair I would like to remind you about the upcoming winter deadlines for multiple Section nominations/applications. All nomination/application materials may be emailed directly to me ( I have included a blurb about each upcoming award, but for detailed nomination, application, and selection requirements, please see the current AAFS […]

The Forensic Unit of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Is Honored With the 2023 AAFS HHRRC Clyde Snow Award

Source:  Dawnie Steadman, PhD, AAFS Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center Chair The American Academy of Forensic Sciences Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center (AAFS HHRRC) offers the Clyde Snow Award to a forensic scientist or organization that has made outstanding contributions to humanitarian action and the global community. The award recognizes the pioneering contributions […]