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Carol Henderson Receives the R.B.H. Gradwohl Medallion

Carol E. Henderson, JD, will be honored posthumously at the 73rd American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Meeting with the Academy’s highest honor—the R.B.H. Gradwohl Medallion. The Gradwohl Medallion is intended to honor one who has made exceptional contributions to the field of forensic science. The criteria for the Gradwohl Award were set […]


AAFS Board of Directors Announce 2020–2021 Distinguished Fellow Recipient

The AAFS Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Pathology/Biology Section Fellow Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran, MD, has been named as the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Fellow Award.  The award will be presented to Dr. Sathyavagiswaran at the 2022 Annual Business Meeting in Seattle, WA. Dr. Sathyavagiswaran was elected into membership in the Pathology/Biology Section […]


Forensic Sciences Foundation 2020-21 Student Affiliate Scholarship Winners

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is proud to announce the winners of the “FSF Student Affiliate Scholarship.” The Student Affiliate Scholarship program is designed to assist students with the AAFS Annual Meeting registration. Meghan Appley, MS, Criminalistics; Lucio Avellaneda, BS, Criminalistics; Kailey Babcock, BS, Criminalistics; Petra Banks, MA, Anthropology; Emily Brooks, BA, Anthropology;Amber D. Budmark, […]


2020-21 FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant Winner

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is proud to announce that Rachelle A. Turiello has been awarded the 2020-21 FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant for her paper, Epi-PrepDise: A Centrifugal Microfluidic Device for Forensic DNA Methylation Sample Preparation for Chronological Age Prediction. The award consists of $1,700, a plaque, complimentary meeting registration […]


Forensic Sciences Foundation Announces the 2020-21 Field 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. Three FSF Field Grants […]


Forensic Sciences Foundation Announces the 2020-21 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. Six FSF Lucas Grants […]


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section News—December 2020

Source: Eleanor B. Vo, MD, Section Secretary 73rd AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting We are all excited about AAFS having its first Virtual Conference with the VFairs platform February 15-19, 2021. The meeting theme is One Academy Pursuing Justice Through Truth in Evidence. With pre-registration having a discount of 50% off and loads of meeting features […]


HHRRC Awards to Humanitarian and Human Rights Efforts in Peru, Georgia, and Columbia

Source: Dawnie W. Steadman, PhD, Chair of the AAFS Humanitarian and Human Rights Resource Center The Humanitarian and Human Rights Center (HHRRC) utilizes the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) expertise and other assets to promote research, training, and on-the-ground support of global humanitarian and human rights efforts. Funded collaboratively by the National Institute of […]


Dr. Douglas Ubelaker Honored With 2020 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 that has made outstanding contributions to humanitarian action and the global advancement of human rights through […]


Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section News—September 2020

Source: Jason Paroff, JD, Section Chair I hope section members are taking advantage of the extended abstract submission deadline of September 30. There are three possible awards that can currently be given out by our section: The Outstanding Research Award, the Outstanding Case Study Award, and the Carrie Morgan Whitcomb Outstanding Service Award. In the […]


Nicholas Passalacqua Honored With AAFS Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award

Source: Zeno J. Geradts, PhD, Past Presidents Council Chair and Kimberly Wrasse, AAFS Assistant Director The AAFS Past Presidents Council is pleased to announce that the recipient of the Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award is Nicholas V. Passalacqua, PhD, a Fellow in the Anthropology Section. The award will be acknowledged during the virtual […]


2020-21 FSF/CRC Press Student Travel Grant and Book Prize Update

Source: Kimberly Wrasse, AAFS Assistant Director With the 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting being converted to a digital format, the 2020-21 FSF/CRC Press Student Travel Grant and Book Prize will not proceed as previously announced. However, the FSF Board of Trustees has agreed to increase the funding for the 2020-21 FSF Student Affiliate Scholarships, which […]


FSF Emerging Forensic Scientist Award Competition

To nurture a productive dialogue between emerging judicial and forensic standards of reliability and validity, the Forensic Sciences Foundation is pleased to offer the 22nd Annual Emerging Forensic Scientist Award. The award will be presented to the author of the best paper on any topic focusing on the reliability and validity of techniques, processes, or methods in […]


FSF Henry C. Lee Scholarship for International AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting Attendees:  September 30 Deadline

Purpose:  The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) will fund a limited number of American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) international member registrations for the 2021 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 30 Deadline

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) will fund a limited number of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Student Affiliate registrations for the 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting through a “Scholarship Program.” To qualify for the scholarship, AAFS Student Affiliates must submit an abstract for the AAFS 2021 program through the online submission system or […]


Seeking Nominees For 2022 Criminalistics Awards

Sources: Patrick Buzzini, PhD, Criminalistics Section Awards Committee Co-Chair Kristy Kadash, PhD, Criminalistics Section Awards Committee Co-Chair The Criminalistics Section Awards Committee is seeking nominees to receive the 2022 Paul L. Kirk Award and the Mary E. Cowan Outstanding Service Award. The awards are described below, and previous recipients can be found HERE. The Paul […]


2020–21 Warren-Young Scholarship Recipient Announced

The Forensic Sciences Foundation is pleased to award Ronald Moss with the 2020-21 Warren-Young Scholarship. This award is designed to encourage forensic science education at the middle and high school levels and is intended to provide funds to purchase supplies, equipment, or reference materials to support forensic science education in teaching basic scientific principles. Applications […]


General Section Award Nominations—Due Aug 15

Source: Melissa A. Connor, PhD, General Section Secretary The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is a volunteer organization and it’s important to recognize those who work to make this organization function. Who do YOU know that exemplifies that spirit that made you join AAFS and the General Section? Do they meet qualifications for either […]


Ambassador of Forensic Science Award – Deadline Extended

Source: Zeno J. Geradts, PhD, Past Presidents Council Chair, Awards Committee Chair The nomination period for the 2020–21 Ambassador of Forensic Science Award has been extended to September 1. Ambassador of Forensic Science Award Summary of Criteria: The recipient may be an individual or group that has advanced the recognition of the power of forensic science […]