2017 FSF International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS) Scholarship Recipient Announced!

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Source: Lucy A. Davis, BHS, Chair, FSF International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS) Scholarship Committee

The Forensic Sciences Foundation (FSF) is pleased to announce the 2017 recipient of the FSF IAFS Scholarship–Gulnaz T. Javan, PhD.  Dr. Javan, Member of the AAFS General Section, is an Assistant Professor of Forensic Science at the Alabama State University. Her abstract entitled, “The Thanatomicrobiome Leading to the Determination of the Cause of Death in Criminal Casework,” will be presented during the 21st IAFS Triennial Meeting to be held in Toronto, Ontario, August 21-25, 2017.  

The FSF IAFS Scholarship Committee received many outstanding submissions and would like to thank everyone who submitted abstracts for review.  The committee, composed of four FSF Trustees and two AAFS section members, reviewed abstracts which had been accepted for podium presentation at the upcoming IAFS meeting. Abstracts were judged on their technical merit, innovation, and impact on the community.  

The FSF offers the IAFS Scholarship to help defray the expenses incurred in attending the IAFS meeting.  The IAFS is the international association focused on bringing together academics, managers, researchers, and scientists from around the world to discuss and debate issues focal to the forensic science disciplines. The FSF supports the IAFS with its goals and objectives to develop forensic sciences, to assist forensic scientists and others in exchanging scientific and technical information, and to organize triennial meetings. The FSF IAFS scholarship will provide up to $5,000 to cover the costs of airfare, registration, and housing, plus a per diem of $75 for five nights.  The successful candidate must have been an AAFS member for less than ten years who has never attended an IAFS meeting.  

Our congratulations to Dr. Javan!