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Ten Members of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Appointed to Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB)
Date:7/10/2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) announces that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Justice have appointed 10 of its academic research and forensic science expert members to the Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB).  The Board is an element of the NIST's Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC). These AAFS members are among the first appointments made to the new FSSB that has been established to improve the scientific basis of forensic evidence used in the justice system.

Two AAFS past presidents, Douglas Ubelaker, Ph.D., and Barry Logan, Ph.D., are among the AAFS forensic experts who represent the research community and national forensic science professional organizations.

"AAFS is committed to the advancement of the forensic sciences and its application to the legal system.  Our focus is to promote integrity, competency and education, foster research, improve practice and encourage collaboration in the forensic sciences.  The Academy shares the common goals of the FSSB and we commend our members for their appointment to this board.  We are confident their knowledge, leadership and expertise in their respective disciplines will advance the directives of this important effort, which is intended to strengthen the practice of forensic sciences through improved practices and more consistent quality work protocols," said Daniel A. Martell, Ph.D., AAFS president.

AAFS member appointed are:

Research community representatives:

  • Sarah Kerrigan, Ph.D., Forensic Science Department chair, Sam Houston State University
  • Douglas Ubelaker, Ph.D., curator, Smithsonian Insti
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