News Related to: Committees

Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section News—January 2022

Source: Sebastien S. Prat, MD, Section Secretary Please find below the most recent updates pertaining to the Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section, including: Eleanor Vo Annual Conference Diversity Outreach Committee Educational Activities Upcoming Conferences Recent Publications in the Journal of Forensic Sciences   Dr. Eleanor Vo I would like to start by acknowledging the memory […]

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 […]

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 […]

Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations (CFSO) FY22 Budget Brief

Source: C. Ken Williams, MS, JD, AAFS Vice President Congress has passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government through February 18, 2022. It is unclear at this moment if the FY22 budget will eventually pass, or if there will be a year-long continuing resolution. Either way, the House and Senate have both published […]

Toxicology Section Update!

Source: Sabra R. Botch-Jones, MS, Section Chair The 2022 American Academy of Forensic Sciences annual conference is less than two months away! We are excited to return to a more “normal” meeting with the upcoming hybrid meeting, where we can interact with friends and colleagues, attend fantastic scientific sessions, and celebrate the 2022 section awardees. […]

2021-22 FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant Winner

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is proud to announce that Teresa Tiedge has been awarded the 2021-22 FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant for her paper, Understanding the Stability of eDNA from Four Biological Taxa and Their Association With Soil and Dust Evidence. The grant consists of $1,850, a plaque, complimentary meeting […]

FEPAC Accepting Accreditation Applications for 2022/2023 Consideration

Source:  Nancy J. Jackson, FEPAC Accreditation Coordinator The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) is currently accepting applications for forensic science, forensic digital evidence, and crime scene investigations programs for review during the 2022 review cycle. FEPAC’s primary mission is to maintain and enhance the quality of forensic science education through a formal evaluation […]

CFSO Update on Recently Signed Infrastructure Bill

Source: C. Ken Williams, MS, JD, AAFS Vice President The focus of the Consortium of Forensic Science Organization (CFSO) is specifically on Forensic Science. Significant legislation sometimes moves in Congress, such as H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, that are not specifically a forensic science focus. There are perhaps things in this bill […]

President’s Spotlight—Engineering & Applied Sciences

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 of innovative technology or research. These are presented to […]

T. Dale Stewart Award Call for Nominations

Source: A.P. Winburn, Anthropology Section Secretary Please email any nominations for the T. Dale Stewart Award to Section Chair Marin Pilloud ( by January 1. Please see the following information excerpted from the Policy and Procedure Manual regarding this award. The T. Dale Stewart Award recognizes outstanding, career-long contributions to the field of forensic anthropology. The Stewart Award […]

Dr. Cristina Cattaneo Honored With 2022 AAFS HHRRC Clyde Snow Award

Source: Dawnie Steadman, PhD, Chair of the AAFS Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center 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 who has made outstanding contributions to humanitarian action and the global advancement of human rights through […]

FSF Student Travel Grant: October 15 Deadline

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is pleased to offer Student Travel Grants to assist with travel expenses in attending the 2022 American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Conferencein Seattle, WA. The FSF Board of Trustees has allocated $24,000, not to exceed $1,500 per student, including complimentary conference registration. This is a wonderful opportunity, […]

Final Call for General Section Nominations

Source: Brian L. Janysek, MFS, Section Secretary To all General section members, this is a final call. The General Section Nominating Committee, consisting of Paul Kish, T.L. Williams, and William Andrews, announces a final call for nominations for Section Director, Section Chair, and Section Secretary, all of whom will be elected during the section business meeting in […]

Introducing the New AAFS My Account!

Source: Daniel Snapp, AAFS IT Systems Administrator The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is proud to introduce you to your new My Account page! Your new My Account page is a part of the AAFS effort to modernize and provide a new and exciting experience for our members. You will find all information associated with […]

AAFS Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section—New Student Research Award for 2022

Source: Jason M. Paroff, JD, Section Chair The AAFS Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section (DMS) is excited to announce a new “Outstanding Student Research Award” that will be added at the 74th Annual Scientific Conference in Seattle in 2022. The Outstanding Student Research Award is designed to recognize and encourage research contributions to the field […]

Nominations for the Paul W. Kehres and John R. Hunt Awards for 2022 Due August 15

Source: Brian L. Janysek, MFS, Section Secretary General Section Colleagues, The General Section continues to accept nominations for the Paul W. Kehres and John R. Hunt awards to be presented at the 2022 AAFS conference. All nominations must be emailed to the General Section Awards Committee Chair Claire Shepard at by August 15, 2021. […]

FSF Henry C. Lee Scholarship for International AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Attendees: September 1 Deadline

Purpose:  The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) will fund a limited number of American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) international member registrations for the 2022 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting through a “Scholarship Program.” Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: • Only members or affiliates of the AAFS who have never attended an annual meeting and who reside outside of […]

FSF Student Affiliate Scholarships: September 1 Deadline

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) will fund a limited number of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Student Affiliate registrations for the 2022 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting through a “Scholarship Program.” To qualify for the scholarship, AAFS Student Affiliates must submit an abstract for the AAFS 2022 program through the online submission system. Click […]