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DMS at the Academy Cup and DMS Luncheon Update

Source: Marla E. Carroll, BS, DMS Section Secretary The competition for the AAFS 2017 Academy Cup trophy is Wednesday, February 15, at 8:00 a.m. in the Empire Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans (Level Two). ALL Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section (DMS)  members are welcome and encouraged to attend! We (really, really) need your participation in this […]


Attention All Criminalistics II Session Attendees!

Source:  Kristy Kadash, Section Program Chair Hello to everyone who is planning on attending the 2017 AAFS Criminalistics II sessions at the Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans.  Have you ever wondered whether it’s more appropriate to search more loci or a larger haplotype database to get a Y-chromosomal Short Tandem Repeat (Y-STR) statistic?  Want to […]


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section News

Source:  Dean De Crisce, MD, Section Secretary We hope to see you all very shortly at the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans. Please join us for our section luncheon, followed by our business meeting on Wednesday, February 15. Our poster and oral presentations will provide a very stimulating array of different subtopics in our […]


Jurisprudence Section Luncheon

Sources: Stephanie Domitrovich, JD, PhD, Section Chair, and Pamela King, JD, Section Secretary Hello, everyone! We hope you signed up for our Jurisprudence Section luncheon. Our speaker is Professor Hal Stern, who is one of the principal investigators in the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE), a National Institute of Standards and Technology […]


Jurisprudence Section News

Sources: Stephanie Domitrovich, JD, PhD, Section Chair, and Pamela King, JD, Section Secretary Judge Joseph Maltese will be the moderator at the New York State Bar Association Annual Conference in New York City on “Hot Topics in Criminal Law” on Wednesday, January 25. Judge Donald Shelton, Director of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Program at […]


Public Comment Period Opened for AAFS Standards Board Toxicology Standard

Source:  Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Technical Coordinator The public comment period has opened for ASB Standard 017, Standard Practices for Measurement Traceability in Forensic Toxicology. (Posted on January 10; comment period closes February 24.) This Standard Practices for Measurement Traceability in Forensic Toxicology was developed to provide guidance on minimum requirements for establishing measurement traceability in Forensic Toxicology […]


Public Comment Period Opened for AAFS Standards Board Toxicology Standard

Source:  Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Technical Coordinator The public comment period has opened for ASB Standard 017, Standard Practices for Measurement Traceability in Forensic Toxicology. (Posted on January 10; comment period closes February 24.) This Standard Practices for Measurement Traceability in Forensic Toxicology was developed to provide guidance on minimum requirements for establishing measurement traceability in Forensic Toxicology […]


Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section Information for New Orleans

Source:  Marla E. Carroll, BS, Section Secretary, and Jeff M. Smith, MS, Section Program Chair The Digital & Multimedia Sciences (DMS) Section officers would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. We are looking forward to the 2017 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans next month. Thanks to the many fine abstract contributions, […]


General Section Theme Article

Source:  Dayle L. Hinman, BS Our Future Reflects Our Past: The Evolution of Forensic Science Many people spend their careers immersed in the day-to day-activities and challenges of their chosen profession.  Special indeed are those individuals who have the ability to share effectively their knowledge and abilities to better the wider professional community.  Remarkable is […]


General Section News & Reminders

Source:  Joanna L. Collins, MFS, Section Secretary January 2017 As we bid farewell to 2016 and look forward to 2017, the General Section Officers want to wish our membership a Happy New Year.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone in New Orleans next month at the AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting.  On Wednesday, February 15, […]


T. Dale Stewart Award and Other Items

Source: Gregory Berg, PhD, Section Chair Good Morning Anthropology! I would like to call your attention again to the T. Dale Stewart Award. Nominations for this award are due to the Section Officers no later than December 31. Please forward your nominations as soon as possible as the committee that evaluates these materials will be meeting shortly! […]


PCAST Request and Request for Hair Analysis Publications by Laura Fulginiti

Source:  Eric S. Lander, PhD Hello, Anthropology Section members, As you may already know, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences received the following letter from PCAST: In September 2016, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released its Report to the President on “Forensic Science in the Criminal Courts: Ensuring Scientific Validity […]


Criminalistics Section News — December 2016

Source: Patrick Buzzini, PhD, Section Program Co-Chair Louis Armstrong’s and Jelly Roll Morton’s jazz notes are echoing in my head more and more often as the AAFS annual meeting in New Orleans draws nearer! The theme of this upcoming meeting is extremely inspiring — Our Future Reflects Our Past: The Evolution of Forensic Science. We all have cultivated our own perspectives […]


Invitation to Provide Follow-up Information to PCAST Regarding its Forensics Report

In September 2016, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released its Report to the President on “Forensic Science in the Criminal Courts: Ensuring Scientific Validity Of Feature-Comparison Methods.” See https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/PCAST/pcast_forensic_science_report_final.pdf. As a follow-up to this work, PCAST invites you to reply by Wednesday, December 14 to the following request: Please identify […]


The Dr. Henry C. Lee Museum of Forensic Investigation

Source: Robert E. Barsley, DDS, JD, AAFS Past President AAFS Criminalistics Section Fellow Henry Lee was honored with the unveiling of the Dr. Henry C. Lee Museum of Forensic Investigation in his birthplace of Rugao, China, on November 5.  The museum showcases ten major cases Dr. Lee has worked on and also presents a history of forensic science. Additional features are a case […]


The University of Florida, Department of Anthropology, Seeks a New Director for the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory

Source: Kate Spradley, PhD, Section Secretary The University of Florida, Department of Anthropology, enthusiastically announces the search for a new director of the internationally renowned C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory (http://www.poundlab.org/). An appointment will be made at the associate or full professor level, commensurate with the top candidate’s experience. This position will begin in Fall […]


Anthropology Announcements and News

Source: Kate Spradley, PhD, Section Secretary Hello, Anthropology Section, The AAFS 69th Annual Scientific Meeting is just around the corner. Abstract acceptance/rejection notifications are available through the AAFS portal. We would like to thank our program committee (Vincent Stefan and Elizabeth Miller) and abstract reviewers for working hard to put together our program. Announcements: Please […]


CNN Is Seeking On-Screen Forensic Science Experts From Diverse Backgrounds

Source: Nikolas P. Lemos, PhD, Toxicology Program Chair   CNN is seeking forensic science experts from diverse backgrounds who will be available in the United States for an on-screen presence in a new crime series. CNN has contacted Nikolas Lemos (Toxicology Section Fellow and Chair of the Academy’s Diversity & Inclusion ad hoc Committee) and has […]


Toxicology Section News: Meet a Real Medicine Woman in “The Big Easy”!

Source: Nikolas P. Lemos, PhD, Toxicology Program Chair With just a few months separating us from the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting in “The Big Easy” (beautiful New Orleans, LA), preparations are underway to deliver an educational and cutting-edge program in accordance with this year’s theme: Our Future Reflects Our Past: The Evolution of Forensic Science. […]