67th Annual Scientific Meeting Award Presentations


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The R.B.H. Gradwohl Laureate Medallion and the Distinguished Fellow Award will be presented on Wednesday, February 18, during the AAFS Annual Business Meeting. Join us in acknowledging your most distinguished colleagues as they are presented with these prestigious awards.

R.B.H. Gradwohl Laureate Medallion Honoree

Thomas T. Noguchi, MD

Distinguished Fellow Honoree

Marilyn A. Huestis, PhD

Section Awards will be presented during Section Business Meetings, also on Wednesday, February 18. The Section Award recipients will be acknowledged again before the entire membership during the AAFS Annual Business Meeting along with the presentation of the Gradwohl Medallion and the Distinguished Fellow Award.

2015 Section Award Honorees

Anthropology Section’s
T. Dale Stewart Award William D. Haglund, PhD
J. Lawrence Angel Award Lauren R. Pharr, MA
Criminalistics Section’s
Paul L. Kirk Award Ira S. Lurie, PhD
Meritorious Service Award Steven B. Lee, PhD
Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section’s
Outstanding Research Award Kathryn C. Seigfried-Spellar, PhD
Outstanding Case Study Award Mark R. McCoy, EdD
Engineering Sciences Section’s
Founders Award Thomas P. Shefchick, BSEE
Andrew H. Payne, Jr., Special Achievement Award Sarah V. Hainsworth, PhD; and, Darren Franck, MSME
General Section’s
Robert Gaffney Achievement Award Maher Noureddine, PhD
Paul W. Kehres Meritorious Service Award Vernon J. Geberth, MS
Odontology Section’s
Lester Luntz Award Philip J. Levine, DDS
Reidar F. Sognnaes Award of Excellence in Forensic Odontology Norman D. Sperber, DDS
Pathology/Biology Section’s
2014 Best Resident Paper Award Nicole Yarid, MD
2014 Best Resident Paper Award Honorable Mention Mehdi Koolaee, MD
Milton Helpern Award Bruce A. Hyma, MD
Award for Achievement in the Forensic Life Sciences Richard W. Merritt, PhD
Toxicology Section’s
Alexander O. Gettler Award Marc A. LeBeau, PhD
Rolla N. Harger Award Ashraf Mozayani, PharmD, PhD
Irving Sunshine Award Jillian K. Yeakel, MS
June K. Jones Scholarship Award Rebecca L. Hartman, BA

2015 AAFS Regional Award Winner

Southeastern Association of Forensic Document Examiners Kate Butler, BS


2014-15 FSF Emerging Forensic Scientist Award Honoree

The FSF Emerging Forensic Scientist Award will be presented on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, during the AAFS Annual Business Meeting. You’ll want to be present to congratulate recipient:

Nicolene Lottering, BS

2014-15 FSF Henry C. Lee Scholarship Recipient

The FSF Henry C. Lee Scholarship will be presented on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, during the AAFS Annual Business Meeting. You’ll want to be present to congratulate recipient:

Gabriele C. Kruger, BSc

2014-15 FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant

The FSF Jan S. Bashinski Criminalistics Graduate Thesis Assistance Grant will be presented on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, during the Criminalistics Section Business Meeting. You’ll want to be present to congratulate recipient:

Erin A. Laurie, BS