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Ellis R. Kerley Research Award Announced

Source: Christian Crowder, PhD Please join us in congratulating Anthropology Section Fellow Gregory Berg on receiving The Ellis R. Kerley Research Award. Dr. Berg’s winning submission, A Large-Scale Evaluation of Intraperson Isotopic Variation Within Human Bone Collagen and Bioapatite, was presented at the recent AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore, MD. The purpose of The […]


Anthropology Section Award Winners

Source: Kristen Hartnett-McCann, PhD, Section Secretary Congratulations to all of our Anthropology Section award winners this year. The following awards were announced or presented at the 2019 AAFS annual meeting in Baltimore. FSF/CRC Press Student Travel Grant and Book Prize – Vienna C. Lam FSF Student Travel Grant Award – Shelby Garza, Rebecca George, Mariah […]


FEPAC Adopts Standards Changes for Undergraduate Programs

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, AAFS Accreditation & Outreach Coordinator Pursuant to the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) Policies & Procedures, Policy 4.10 Review of Standards states that FEPAC is tasked with conducting ongoing and comprehensive reviews of its accreditation standards in order to verify that they evaluate educational quality and are relevant to […]


11th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine

Source: Dragan Primorac, MD, PhD, AAFS International Affairs Committee Chair The International Society for Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS), an “Association Academy” of the AAFS, is kindly inviting you to the 11th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine, to be held in Split, Croatia, June 17–22. The conference […]


FEPAC 2019 Accreditation Decisions

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, Accreditation & Outreach Coordinator At its 2019 Annual Meeting in February, the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) conducted reviews of forensic science programs that had applied for accreditation during the 2018 review cycle. The summary of accreditation actions taken by FEPAC are available online through the FEPAC website at […]


2019 Toxicology Section Best Poster Award Recipient Announced

Nikolas P. Lemos, PhD, 2018-19 Toxicology Section Chair The 2019 Toxicology Section Best Poster Award goes to Kaitlyn Palmquist for her poster presentation, Liquid Chromatography/Quadrupole Time-Of-Flight (LC/qTOF) Screening for Fentanyl Analogs in Whole Blood and Oral Fluid. The announcement was made during the Toxicology Section Open Forum Session at the recent AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in […]


2019 QD Section’s Maureen Casey Owens Award Recipient Announced

Source: Jan Seaman Kelly, BA, Questioned Documents Section Chair The Questioned Documents Section would like to recognize Trainee Affiliate Nina Harnarine who is the 2019 Maureen Casey Owens Award recipient. Nina received the award for her paper, A Comparative Study of Generation Y and Generation Z Signatures, that she presented at the recent AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting […]


20th Annual FSF Emerging Forensic Scientist Award Recipients Announced!

The 20th Annual FSF Emerging Forensic Scientist Award paper competition was hosted during the AAFS Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD. The following presenters were selected as the 2019 winners by a panel of judges: Helen M. Brandt, MS – “An Examination of Pelvic Scarring as a Determinant of Sex” (A8/Anthropology) Carrie Polston, BA – “Assessing […]


2019-20 FSF Field and Lucas Research Grants: June 15 Deadline

Grant Name Change:  Formerly known as the “Acorn Grant,” the Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) Board of Trustees recently changed the grant’s name to the “Field Grant.”  This change was in honor of Kenneth S. Field who passed away this last year at the age of 100.  Mr. Field, former Executive Director of the AAFS and […]


2019-20 FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant: July 31 Deadline

Purpose: The Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant is to provide graduate students with financial assistance to complete their thesis or independent research project as required for a graduate degree in Criminalistics/Forensic Sciences. The thesis or research project must be in the field of Criminalistics/Forensic Sciences. Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant […]


2019-20 FSF Warren-Young Scholarship: May 1 Deadline

Purpose: This award is designed to encourage forensic science education at the middle and high school level and is intended to provide funds to purchase supplies, equipment, or reference materials to support forensic science education in teaching basic scientific principles. Applications will be judged based on how the funds will further the goals of the Foundation. […]


2019-20 FSF/CRC Press Student Travel Grant and Book Prize: October 15 Deadline

Purpose: The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is pleased to offer Student Travel Grants to assist with travel expenses in attending the 2020 American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim, CA. The FSF Board of Trustees has allocated $12,000, not to exceed $1,500 per student, including complimentary meeting registration. This is a wonderful […]


Call For Nominations: AAFS Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Past Presidents Council (PPC) is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the 2019–20 Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding contributions to forensic science research, education, and/or practice during the recipient’s early professional career.  The recipient […]


Webinar Series on Select AAFS HHRRC Projects

Source: Sean D. Tallman, PhD, AAFS HHRRC Member The Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center (HHRRC) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), with support from the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE), provides needed resources and support to further the application of modern forensic science to global humanitarian and […]


ISABS: Personalized Medicine Conference With Nobel Laureates to be Held in Split, Croatia

Source: Dragan Primorac, MD, PhD, Chair, AAFS International Affairs Committee The International Society for Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS), the Mayo Clinic, and St. Catherine Hospital are organizing the 11th ISABS Conference on Forensic and Anthropologic Genetics and Mayo Clinic Lectures in Individualized Medicine, to be held in Split, Croatia, June 17–22, 2019. The Conference is […]


FEPAC Accreditations Now Being Accepted for 2019/2020 Review

Source: Nancy J. Jackson, AAFS Accreditation & Outreach Coordinator The Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) is accepting applications for forensic science and forensic digital evidence programs for review during the 2019 review cycle. FEPAC’s primary mission is to maintain and enhance the quality of forensic science education through a formal evaluation and accreditation […]


The NIJ Promotes the AAFS HHRRC Via “Just Science” Podcast

Source: Douglas H. Ubelaker, PhD, AAFS HHRRC Chair The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center (HHRRC) seeks to promote humanitarian and human rights in the field of forensic sciences with the support of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). The Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) helps to support key […]