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Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section News—September 2020

Source: Eleanor B. Vo, MD, Section Secretary The 73rd AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting I hope everyone is doing well. There are only two weeks before the deadline for abstract submissions for the AAFS 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting, One Academy Pursuing Justice Through Truth in Evidence. The deadline for submission is September 30, 2020. The annual […]


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 […]


URGENT: Help McCrone Research Institute Today

Source: Gary J. Laughlin, PhD, McCrone Research Institute Executive Director Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), all McCrone Research Institute programs and operations have been temporarily suspended, and we have gone to an on-demand course schedule. Revenue has plummeted and for the first time ever we are asking for your help. In response to this once-in-a-century crisis, […]


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 […]


ASB Newsletter—August 21, 2020

Source: Teresa Ambrosius, ASB Secretariat New Forensic Toxicology Standard From the AAFS Standards Board The AAFS Standards Board (ASB) is pleased to announce the publication of ANSI/ASB Standard 053, Standard for Report Content in Forensic Toxicology, First Edition, 2020. This document delineates the requirements for reporting results from forensic toxicology analyses. Specifically, it is intended […]


In Memorium: Dan C. Purdy, BSc

Source: Karen J. Nobles, MFS, Questioned Documents Section Chair The Questioned Document section is sad to announce the passing of Dan C. Purdy on August 19, 2020, at the age of 74. Dan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of B.C. and trained as a forensic scientist at the Royal […]


In Memoriam: Peter V. Tytell, BA

Sources: Carl R. McClary, MS, AAFS President Elect, Thomas W. Vastrick, BS, AAFS Board of Directors, and Karen J. Nobles, MFS, Questioned Documents Section Chair The Questioned Documents section is sad to announce the passing of member Peter V. Tytell of New York after a long illness. Peter was known to many in the forensic […]


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 […]


Get to Know the Anthropology Section Leadership

Source: Marin A. Pilloud, PhD, Anthropology Section Secretary In an effort to increase transparency, the Anthropology Section leadership will be sending out information about how the AAFS operates. As the first message in this series, we wanted to introduce ourselves, let you know our roles in the organization, and that you can reach out to […]


General Section News—June 2020

Source: Melissa A. Connor, PhD, General Section Secretary The General Section is accepting nominations for the Paul W. Kehres and John R. Hunt awards to be presented at the 2021 AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting. All nominations must be emailed to the General Section Awards Committee Chair Claire Shepard at claire_e_shepard@yahoo.com by August 15, 2020. Award […]


Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section News—June 2020

Source: Eleanor B. Vo, MD, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science Section Secretary Deadlines are Approaching for the 73rd AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting The deadline for submissions for the AAFS 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting has been extended to September 1. The meeting theme is One Academy Pursuing Justice Through Truth in Evidence and will be held February […]