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Do You Want to Serve on the AAFS Diversity & Outreach Committee?

The Academy’s Diversity & Outreach Committee, now in its second year of service, is comprised of a Chair (currently, Nikolas P. Lemos, Toxicology) and at least five, but no more than ten, additional AAFS members or affiliates to serve on the Committee for a one-year term with a limit of three consecutive terms. The Committee […]


Spotlight on the Regional Associations

Source: Tom A. Brettell, PhD, Regional Association Committee Chair Greetings from the Criminalistics Section Regional Associations Committee (RAC)! As part of the RAC’s efforts to increase communication and collaboration between the many regional associations in the United States, the upcoming Academy Newsfeeds will feature information and updates from each of the associations represented in the […]


Forensic Magazine Highlight the AAFS 71st Annual Scientific Meeting

Source: Susan M. Ballou, MS, 2018-19 AAFS President Forensic Magazine, which seeks, identifies, and reports on topics that matter to forensic professionals, has chosen to write a preview of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 71st Annual Scientific Meeting to be held in Baltimore next month, February 18–23. The preview highlights intriguing topics, unusual cases, […]


Who Will Win the 2019 Academy Cup?

Source: Carla Miller Noziglia, MS, Academy Cup Co-Chair Who will win this year’s Academy Cup—that shining beacon of forensic knowledge that the winning team will earn? Bragging rights are included. Will it be your section? Will you be a participant? Contact your section team captain to be included. The Academy Cup will be held Wednesday, […]


Preview of Criminalistics Sessions in Baltimore, MD

Source: Kristy Kadash, PhD, Section Chair The 2019 AAFS Annual Meeting is just around the corner. To whet your appetite, here is a preview of the sessions and activities being offered by the Criminalistics Section. There are a variety of Breakfast Seminars and Workshops from which to choose, covering topics ranging from psychoactive substances to […]


The Brazilian Academy of Forensic Sciences (BAFS) Second interFORENSICS Conference

Source: Tanisha V. Henson, MFS, AAFS/FSF Liaison for BAFS Young Forensic Scientists Scholarship Program The BAFS will be hosting its second interFORENSICS conference in the beautiful city of São Paulo, Brazil, May 21–24, 2019. This is a wonderful opportunity to present on an international level and visit Brazil. This Young Forensic Scientists Scholarship is ONLY […]


General Section News—December 2018

Source: Steven C. Clark, PhD, Section Secretary Another year is ending, and the holiday season is here! Now is the time to make your plans to attend the 2019 annual meeting in Baltimore, MD. Hotels around the Baltimore Convention Center fill up quickly because the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore is such a great meeting […]


In Memoriam: Raymond J. Prime, PhD

It is with heavy sorrow and reverence that the Criminalistics section reports the loss of Dr. Raymond Prime, former director of the Centre of Forensic Sciences. He was a distinguished member of the fire science community. He passed away on October 15, 2018, in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. The following is a post from his colleague […]


Forensic DNA Specialist Arthur Eisenberg, PhD, Passes Away

Source: Kristy Kadash, PhD, Section Chair It is with sadness and utmost respect that the Criminalistics Section reports the passing of Dr. Arthur Eisenberg, former co-director of the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center for Human Identification. Dr. Eisenberg had been deeply involved in forensic genetics research and teaching for more than 30 years. […]


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science—Academy Cup 2019

Source: Dean De Crisce, MD, Section Chair Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section members: Our section needs individuals to participate in the upcoming Academy Cup which will occur Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the annual meeting. Please contact the Section Chair at decrisce.md@gmail.com if you can attend this enjoyable Academy-wide […]


Daniel Mabel Honored With AAFS Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award

The AAFS Past Presidents Council is pleased to announce that the recipient of the Outstanding Early Career Achievement in Forensic Science Award is Daniel E. Mabel, MS, a Member in the Criminalistics Section. The award will be presented by Betty Layne DesPortes, Chair of the Past Presidents Council, on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, during the […]


FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant Winner

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is proud to announce that Amanda J. Gonzalez, BA, was awarded the 2018-19 FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant for her paper, “Developing a Single-Cell Interpretation Strategy for Forensically Relevant Loci.” The award consists of: $1,700, a plaque presented at the Criminalistics Section Business Meeting, complimentary meeting registration […]


AAFS Distinguished Fellow: Carol E. Henderson, JD

Carol E. Henderson, AAFS Past President and Jurisprudence Section Fellow, has been named “Distinguished Fellow” by the AAFS Board of Directors. Ms. Henderson will be honored with the Distinguished Fellow Award during the 2019 Annual Business Meeting on Wednesday, February 20, in Baltimore, MD. Ms. Henderson was elected into membership in the Jurisprudence Section in […]


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section News—November 2018

Source: R. Gregg Dwyer, MD, EdD, Section Secretary The following is news from members of our section and general section reminders. Dean De Crisce, in his role as the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL) Forensic Science Committee Chair, provided the following: “The AAPL Committee for Liaison with Forensic Science met at the […]